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When these young men enlisted, there was a general belief that the United states would not become involved in the war in Europe, and little thought that diplomatic and economic problems with Japan would ever result in war. Eventually legislation was passed which prohibited members of the same family from serving on the same ship.
1. Why might brothers hope to be assigned to the same ship? If they had known what was to come, do you think they would still have tried to serve on the same ship?
2. How many families had three sons on board? How many of those sons survived?
3. What else can you learn from this chart?
Information for Chart 2 comes from the USS Arizona Memorial, National Park Service.