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Benjamin Smith and the USS California

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Description

Park Ranger Jason Ockrassa talks about the USS California, where it was located during the Pearl Harbor attack, and what its crewmembers experienced on December 7, 1941. One crew member, Benjamin Smith, was presumed dead after being knocked unconscious, only to regain consciousness 40 feet underwater. Listen as Jason tells the story of how Benjamin made it to safety.