12/7/1941 70 Years.

12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:44 pm

Today marks the 70th year where nearly 400 Japanese aircraft and several submarines attacked the US Navel base at Pearl Harbor. Lets all take a moment to observe the 2400+ dead and 1800+/- wounded on this day.

I'm only 35 but had some family that served in the Navy during WWII, my grandfather to be exact. I'm not gonna pretend I know everything or get on a soap box and preach politics. Lets just remember those who gave their lives so the rest of us can have what we have.
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:53 pm

My dad was in the Phillipenes during that time in the Navy.....he really never talked about it.
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: theo On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:20 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Today marks the 70th year where nearly 400 Japanese aircraft and several submarines attacked the US Navel base at Pearl Harbor. Lets all take a moment to observe the 2400+ dead and 1800+/- wounded on this day.

I'm only 35 but had some family that served in the Navy during WWII, my grandfather to be exact. I'm not gonna pretend I know everything or get on a soap box and preach politics. Lets just remember those who gave their lives so the rest of us can have what we have.

Very Well Said,,,, I will take several moment's to say a prayer for all Thank You for the reminder
theo
 
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:02 pm

My grandfather was standing in line to receive his discharge papers when Pearl Harbor was attacked. His discharge was cancelled, and he got to spend another four years in the service...most of it in foxholes in Germany.
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:38 pm

My Dad was listening to the Eagles - Redskins football game on the radio when they broke into the broadcast to announce the attack. He enlisted in the Marines and spent time in the 6th division as a machine gunner. He fought on Okinawa and from his description of the losses in his unit I am lucky to be here. He didn't talk about it until the last 10 years or so. Thanks to all those that served and are serving.
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:08 pm

From the stories my grandfather told me he was stationed off the Jersey coast fixing Navy ships. He wanted to go over seas but from what he had told us, the government wouldn't allow it. Apparently my family had soldiers on both sides of the line. Not really sure how true that is; but it wasn't the first time my family members stated; "We have some very bad people in our tree."
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:30 am

Just plain,flat-out remember.......Today's dazzling revisionists and modernaires would rather you forget
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Re: 12/7/1941 70 Years.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:51 am

^^^ HEAR! HEAR!
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