Piece of sunken USS Arizona heading to Texas war memorial

Staff Writer

HONOLULU (AP) — An 800-pound (363-kilogram) chunk from the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial.
The Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo will receive the rusted steel plate and part of the battleship's weathered wooden deck. The Navy cut the chunk from a section of the Arizona that was removed when the federal government built a memorial over the sunken hull of the ship decades ago.
The Navy has sent 112 pieces from the Arizona to museums and other places around the country, including the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and the Naval Academy. Most are much smaller than the Texas piece and can generally fit in a display case...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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