A DAY OF INFAMY Dec. 7, 1941 – 6:45 AM Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
May they rest in peace knowing that we remember.
Nice tribute indeed, Don.
Best wishes, Pete.
Your post yesterday was the first mention of the anniversary that I saw. of the 2 newspapers in the Twin Cities, one ignored it , the other buried it in a small article. Thank you, Pete.
Never forget. I wore red, white, and blue to school yesterday.
Atta girl, Miss Jennie.
Well done. This came from one of my fellow volunteers on the USS Midway from their Pearl Harbor celebration yesterday. He shared an email from an old Intel friend of his who was stationed in Hawaii (not during WWII but during the make of Tora Tora Tora). It was a series of maybe less known Pearl Harbor stories.
My favorite I guess, is the USS Ward story …. manned mostly by Naval Reservists from my hometown, St. Paul …
Ward had off-shore harbor entrance patrol duty that weekend, and early on the 7th a lookout spotted a “Jap sub” ! and the destroyer’s new CO (just took command on 5 Dec), LCdr Wm. Outerbridge immediately pressed in for a successful gun attack …..
This was the first U.S. naval action of WW-II.
(The two pictures did not copy.)
Ward’s 4″ gun at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul
Oh, thank you, Pat. It makes me so happy to see that email. Thank your friend for me.
I go into a great deal of detail in my post:
I know. I shared the URL of your post to the man (and the group on the email) who shared that remark with me. Good job, Don!
I just wanted to pop in and wish you Happy Holidays. I’m great progress with the novel! I have not forgotten you. Cheers, Cindy
Great to hear about your progress, Cindy. And Happy Holidays to you and yours.