Big Sarge Thursday Dec 8 12:12 AM
Dec 7, 2011 - Pearl Harbor Remembered
Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. How quickly people forget. This will be the last official meeting of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association due to the advancced age of the members.
Elspode Thursday Dec 8 12:31 AM
I wasn't born until 15 years after Pearl Harbor, but I'll never forget.
SPUCK Thursday Dec 8 06:53 AM
My Dad was in WWII, (Philippines and numerous other islands), Korea, and the first minutes of Vietnam. He was one of only two survivors of his company. He's got two purple hearts. Also, a bronze star for single handedly taking out a "Jap" machine gun nest that had pinned down hundreds of his fellow soldiers. He has amazing, jaw dropping stories about his experiences.
glatt Thursday Dec 8 08:12 AM
I knew the date and will probably always remember it, but I hadn't done the math and realized it was the 70th anniversary this year. I'm surprised there wasn't more about it in the media. This thread was the first commemoration I saw.
CzinZumerzet Thursday Dec 8 01:48 PM
Our national news and radio documentary features had quite a bit about it including interviews with survivors and I so admire them for keeping the spirit of the victims alive, as well as wearing those gorgeous shirts.
footfootfoot Thursday Dec 8 03:10 PM
I think I've told the story about one of my dad's friends, a fellow WW II vet of the Pacific Theater.
Spexxvet Friday Dec 9 10:48 AM
Wasn't Pearl Harbor the woman from the Grand Ole Opry who wore the hat with the price tag still on it?
infinite monkey Friday Dec 9 10:52 AM
No, that was Pearl Bailey.
HungLikeJesus Friday Dec 9 11:56 AM
Spexxvet Friday Dec 9 12:47 PM
wolf Friday Dec 9 01:42 PM
momwolf lived in Hawaii in the early 1950s, before statehood. She was married at the base chapel at Pearl. dadwolf was in the Air Force, part of the team that sampled and tested clouds for radioactivity to keep up on what the damn Russkies were up to.
HungLikeJesus Friday Dec 9 01:58 PM
It's interesting how you separate your parents like that, wolf. "She was married at the base chapel..."