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DURATION: 2:12-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYPearl Harbor, Hawaii - December 7, 19411. Still, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor2. Still, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor-----ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYHONOLULU/DECEMBER 5, 20123. SOUNDBITE: RAY EMORY/PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR (transcript below)---AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYPearl Harbor, Hawaii - December 7, 19414. Still, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor5. Still, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor---ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYHONOLULU/DECEMBER 5, 20126. M/S Entrance, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also referred to as Punchbowl) 7. W/S National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific 8. C/U cemetery sign-----ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYPEARL HARBOR, HAWAII/DECEMBER 5, 20129. C/U Sign at USS Arizona memorial, prominently reading December 7, 1941-----ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYHONOLULU, HAWAII/DECEMBER 5, 20129. M/S Emory at compute10. C/U Emory hand using computer mouse---ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYPEARL HARBOR, HAWAII/DECEMBER 5, 201211. SOUNDBITE: DANIEL MARTINEZ/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HISTORIAN (transcript below)----ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYHONOLULU/DECEMBER 5, 201212. M/S Emory shows Pearl Harbor files13. C/U Emory shows Pearl Harbor files14. Wide shot gravestones at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific 15 Tight shot unknown USS Oklahoma gravestone16. Tight shot unknown USS West Virginia gravestone17 Medium shot unknown USS California gravestone18. SOUNDBITE: Ray Emory, Pearl Harbor survivor (Transcript Below)---ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP CLIENTS ONLYPEARL HARBOR, HAWAII/DECEMBER 5, 201219. Wide shot people looking at display with USS Arizona Memorial in the background20. Wide shot USS Arizona Memorial21. Wide shot ferry taking people to the USS Arizona Memorial 22. Wide shot USS Arizona anchor23. Medium shot USS Arizona anchorVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:LIKE MANY ON DECEMBER 7TH, 1941 -- RAY EMORY WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR.SOUNDBITE: Ray Emory/Pearl Harbor survivor:"I thought at the time that, you know, this is a really good mock air raid. You know things like that. So I pulled the cover off the rest of the way and about that time another torpedo plane go by. Then I saw a big red ball and I realized the Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor." BY THE END OF THE ATTACK - 2,400 AMERICAN WERE DEAD -- MORE THAN ONE QUARTER WERE UNIDENTIFIED.THE UNKNOWN ARE BURIED AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC -- IN A VOLCANIC CRATER KNOWN CALLED "PUNCHBOWL".RAY EMORY FIRST LEARNED OF THESE GRAVES DURING A TRIP TO THE CEMETERY SHORTLY BEFORE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACK.THIS YEAR - THE 91-YEAR OLD BEING HONORED BY THE NAVY AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOR HIS WORK TO IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN SINCE THAT VISIT.SOUNDBITE: Daniel Martinez/National Park Service historian"He's devoted to the idea of the accuracy of all the casualties, where these casualties are buried, not only at Punchbowl, but at other cemeteries.USING THE NAVY'S BURIAL RECORDS FROM ARCHIVES IN WASHINGTON - HE DETERMINED WHICH SHIPS THE DEAD IN EACH GRAVE WERE FROM. GRAVESTONES NOW SHOW MARKERS FOR THE U-S-S ARIZONA, U-S-S OKLAHOMA, AND U-S-S WEST VIRGINIA.EMORY HAS ALSO LOBBIED FOR FORENSIC SCIENTISTS TO EXHUME THE SKELETONS OF THOSE WHO MIGHT BE IDENTIFIED. SOUNDBITE: Ray Emory/Pearl Harbor Survivor:It's just something I got involved with that was very, very interesting. And probably, in spite of trying to tell the government they screwed up maybe a little bit here and there, we've been able to solve some of the mysteries, maybe, of World War II.SO FAR - EMORY HAS PUSHED THE GOVERNMENT INTO RELABELING MORE THAN 300 GRAVESTONES WITH THE SHIP NAMES OF THE DECEASED.ALL IN HIS EFFORT TO HAVE PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED - AND REMEMBERED ACCURATELY. ROSS SIMPSON, THE Associated Press