Richmond Raymond and his dog Gunnah of Kaneohe while recuperating
The Japanese couldn't stop him from fighting: It's hard to go around a group of Navy men these days without finding a hero of the battle of Pearl Harbor. Only they aren't heroes to themselves; they were doing simple duty. Richmond was second on the no.5 gun of the battleship OKLAHOMA. On the morning of December 7 Richmond was at his battle station when the battleship heeled, mortally wounded by an aerial torpedo, in the first minutes of the fight her mast was already awash Richmond leaped 40 feet down her careening side, after the order to abandon ship.
Naval History and Heritage Command