オバマ大統領:パールハーバーの演説(2016.12.27, Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan at Pearl Harbor)

We remember Americans like Harry Pang — a fireman from Honolulu who, in the face of withering fire, worked to douse burning planes until he gave his last full measure of devotion
— one of the only civilian firefighters ever to receive the Purple Heart.
We salute Americans like Chief Petty Officer John Finn, who manned a .50-caliber machine gun for more than two hours and was wounded more than 20 times, earning him our nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor.

*in the face of ~に直面して
*withering adj.しおれさせる
*douse [dάʊs] v.(火を)消す
*devotion n.献身
*mesure n.処置、対策
*salute v.敬礼する、敬意を表する
*man v.(任務に)つく
*caliber n.直径、(銃)口径
*decoration n.勲章



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