My dad was on the St. Louis and my wife's dad was on the California. Young men who had their world turned upside down.... along with countless other men and women. THE greatest generation ever! God bless them and their sacrifices!
And by the way, the Model T was only around 33 years old.................
Amen to that. I don't remember the day specifically, since it was exactly six weeks after I was born... Pretty sure my dad remembered. He had been recalled to active duty in the reserves in January or February of that year. He was stationed at Camp Davis near Wilmington NC. We didn't see a whole lot of him for the next four years.
Many gave their all to save and keep this country free and great.
And now ....
hordes of ignorant ingrates. Such a shame.
THANK YOU JOE for remembering those who sacrificed all unexpectedly.
If they were 18 yrs old they are now 90.
When I was thirteen my neighbor's twenty-one-year-old cousin, visiting from Honolulu, told of the house next door to his being on fire. At the time of the attack he was eight. Now that boy would be eighty. It hardly seems possible.
Its really sad. Few today know, and even less care. I must have done something right, as my 28 year old Marine son posted a remembrance of Pearl Harbor on his Facebook first thing this morning.
Thing that you never forget. I was 7 and like so many Sundays we had packed a picnic lunch and head for a drive from Hollister Ca. to Fresno CA. traveling on the back country roads. We were about half way there and on a road
that had us fording a stream about 20 times when it came on the radio, we stopped and ate lunch while listening to the news. We then drove to Fresno and headed north on old 99 picking up serviceman heading back to camp. I don't know how many were in the car but it was crowded. Going first to Fort Ord (Army) then up Hwy 101 to Moffat field (navy) before returning home to Hollister around 2 AM.
I agree Dave D
USAF 1951-1955 Korea.
This is neither right or left but what i don't understand is why Maccauther is thought of as a hero?? When warned of the attack on Pearl he responded [Our tails are in the wind] Then he did nothing and we got our butt kicked out of the Phillipeans and lot's of people died!!! Bud.
I was nine years old. My father was driving his 1938 Packard north on Snelling Ave near Ford Parkway east of the TC Ford plant and turned on the radio. It was mid afternoon. A special announcement came on stating the Japanese Navy with air support had attacked Pearl Harbor. I also remember President F D Roosevelt, the next day, declaring a state of war now existed between the U.S. and Imperial Japan.
I was one month from being five years old.
Our neighbor from across the street was there on a stop=over on his way to the South Pacific, and we knew it.
I barely remember it.
My folks sat around listening to the radio most of the day.
I knew an old guy in Oakland who was from there.
He said he and his wife were up early packing their '34 Plymouth coupe for a picnic. I think he said it was a Sunday.
They lived across the street from a mortuary or funeral home.
He said Army trucks were bringing bodies to the funeral home and he had no idea what had happened as they didn't pay much attention to the noise of the attack in the distance.
It is not PC to bring up things like enemy attacks on the U.S.
It might em bare ass them. we wouldn't want that.
Screw the PC people Aaron! It is a FACT OF HISTORY and I am sick and tired of everyone changing the FACTS OF HISTORY so we don't offend anyone! Why don't you tell that to all those who lost sons and daughters!
On a visit there years ago we were told by a personal guide that the Japanese don't go there. They don't know what it is and they aren't taught about it in their schools either. But there was a young Japanese couple that came in ahead of us. During the movie about Japanese aggression before the attack that's shown before you go to the memorial this guy sank lower and lower into his seat until you couldn't see his head any more. Actually that's the last we saw of them so maybe the guide was right.
We have a young man in town that played bass with the Arizona’s band on the evening of the 6th. He was stationed on the West Virginia and sat in with the band due to the Arizona’s bass player was not on board at the time; the band won the battle of the bands that night and was allowed to sleep in on Sunday morning. After winning the competition he was invited to stay on board the Arizona that night. As he had duty the next morning, he returned to the West Virginia. That morning he lost his fellow musicians and still thinks of them today with a heavy hart.
I didn't come along for another year and one month, but that is the reason you will never see a Toyota parked in my driveway!
If you want to blame any modern company, then Mitsubishi's the one, considering they built the A6M "Zero" fighters that participated in the attack.