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Get to Know the Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2015, marks the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks on Oahu.

Though the military has since leveled its playing field so that both men and women soldiers now command the same regard, this wasn't always the case.

Decades ago, women were more commonly viewed as bystanders in war stories — never properly given the heroine title that so many deserved.

To commemorate the brave participants of the historic event that propelled the U.S. into World War II, we're highlighting three woman whose stories are lesser known, but yet still mirror the bravery and courage often depicted of war heroes.

Check out our heroines in the gallery above. 

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