Attached is a part of the WWII event that started the war. The story below is from my brother about his part in 1969. Attached below is a letter he sent out to his friends.
Back in 1969 I was in the Marine Corps stationed in Kaneohe, Hi. A couple of guys and myself were looking for shells on base at the beach right across the road from the riding stables. Now you should know that Kaneohe was the first base hit when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Kaneohe was at that time a Navy base and was home to a PBY air wing. Well back to the looking for shells I had spotted what I thought was a peculiar looking shell and started digging it up when I notice the shell had teeth. The more I dug the more the shell looked like a skull. I called CID which is like the FBI in the Military and they contacted Bishop Estates which does excavating of ancient artifacts in Hawaii. It turns out that the shell was of a solder that had been missing since the bombing of Pearl and was thought to be AOL. I guess he was sun bathing on the beach when the bombers came in and strafed the beach. CID said they found out his name and informed us of the circumstances.
This are links to websites that tell the story of the attack at Kaneohe Bay: