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Obituaries Pearl Harbor Vet 2005

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#1 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:54 PM

This article was in the Galveston Daily News about a local man who was at Pearl Harbor 64 years ago today.  He led an eventful existence during the war!

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The article's also a reminder that we're losing WWII vets regularly these days.  A generation of lions is leaving us.

Here's to all our vets.  Salute!

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#2 Godeskian

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:56 PM

I visited Pearl Harbor when I was in Hawai'i a few years back, and I have to say that it was a very emotional experience meeting some of the people who had served during that attack.

Amazingly tough situation to have been in.

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#3 Anastashia

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:13 PM

I have to hang my head in shame as I completly forgot about this today until I saw the evening news. I wondered why the flag was at half staff at the LL Bean factory across the street as I was leaving work. Our flag was not.

I've kind of been disappointed in my workplace's recognition of these type of events, for instance nothing was really said about Veterans' Day, although they did at the last minute give it as a holiday which most of us were required to work (so we got more money).
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#4 Spectacles

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:19 PM

My mom's 85, soon-to-be 86, and this morning I reminded her it was Pearl Harbor Day. She started to reminisce and then stopped. "I don't want to remember that day."

It was truly a horrible one.
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#5 DWF

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:20 PM

It is pretty sad that after those survivors are gone the events won't be remembered first hand, the lessonsed learned that day shouldn't be forgotten so easily.  :(
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#6 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:28 PM

^That's the saddest part of it all to me.  When they're all gone, we're gonna lose somethin' we'll never be able to reclaim.  My dad's step-dad was a WWII vet who fought in Southern France as a replacement.  He survived 16 days on the line before bein' MG'd and fragged while trying to take the far end of bridge on the Rhine-Rhone canal (based on my research after he died).  My father often laments the fact that he didn't ask his Pepaw any further about it.  Now, all that history is lost.  :(

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#7 D'Monix

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:32 AM

Link*Salute*

Link to 2003's thread, still a good read.

Edited by D'Monix, 08 December 2005 - 12:57 AM.


#8 Rhea

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:53 PM

When we moved to Pearl Harbor in 1960, the aftermath of the attack was everywhere. The monument was finished while we were living there (I think construction actually began in '60), but seeing the actual debris was far more moving.
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#9 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:47 PM

I would like to visit Pearl one of these days.  I got the opportunity to visit Manassas, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, and Sharpsburg while I was living outside D.C. a few years ago.  There's so many place I'd like to see that are sacred, if you will.

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