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    • December 6, 2018 3:53 AM EST
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      Remembering Pearl harbor

       

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    • December 6, 2018 9:17 AM EST
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      Never forget.

       

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    • December 6, 2018 12:31 PM EST
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    • December 6, 2018 5:06 PM EST
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      Very Nice

    • December 7, 2018 3:01 AM EST
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      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution site: https://www.ajc.com/news/world/things-know-about-pearl-harbor-the-77th-anniversary/byUQRhyaZNyBKWn6PTA9nN/ led be to a US Navy history oriented site: https://twitter.com/USNHistory

      I wonder if I can locate some former shipmates starting with this Twitter site?

      I'll poke around in daylight, later.

    • December 7, 2018 3:46 AM EST
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      All what sadly occurred was foretold by Gen. "Billy" Mitchell - generally accepted as 'the father of The Air Force'.  I don't know what memorials exist to him, but he does have the civil airfield in Milwaukee named after him.

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    • December 7, 2018 11:54 AM EST
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      This was my Father's Birthday. He was stationed at Camp Kilmer, NJ and had gone out to celebrate his birthday. Not everyone had a legal pass, but everyone was called back to post immediately.

    • December 8, 2018 6:17 AM EST
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      Allan, yea, but Mitchell didn't agree with his superiors, and was a bit too vocal with his disagreement. So even though his predictions came true, he was sill kinda pushed aside by the powers that be. Its just another case of "the voice of reason being drown out again".

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    • December 8, 2018 7:52 AM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      Allan, yea, but Mitchell didn't agree with his superiors, and was a bit too vocal with his disagreement. So even though his predictions came true, he was sill kinda pushed aside by the powers that be. Its just another case of "the voice of reason being drown out again".

      Indeed David, not the first time, nor will it be the last time that such attitudes by leaders prevail.  Sadly inter service rivalry still exists, worldwide.  

      I guess if their is a positive side to Pearl Harbour it was this, that the United State got around to developing some superior fighting equipment.  It also had fine troops -n all services and many got to know about parts of Europe, which for many were far different to their usual backyards. 

      This post was edited by Alan Lott at December 8, 2018 7:58 AM EST
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    • December 9, 2018 8:44 PM EST
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      I don't know that it was 41's funeral or the rememberance around December 7th and Pearl Harbor, but saw a statistic that there are still right at half of million living veterans of WWII.  A half a million!  Wonder how many families were impacted by what started that day on Oahu? 

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      Just less than 500,000!  I found that to be a staggering statistic.  When I enlisted in February of 1969, there were still some old guys around.  The mandatory retirement at that time was 60 years of age, with few exceptions.  So by the time I retired in November of 1989, they were all retired.  At least, any I knew of or had even heard of.  Those guys were unbelievable sources of knowledge, history and tradition.  Some of these old guys hung around the Galley and the Chiefs' Club for many years.  Maybe because a Coast Guard Base is always smaller.  They were always welcome and always respected.  Each year, there were less.   

    • December 9, 2018 9:08 PM EST
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      Ric Golding said:
      Those guys were unbelievable sources of knowledge, history and tradition. 

      As I age I NOW realize the opportunities I missed to get into the "Old Guys" heads . However with LSC I'm rebounding and collecting reflections about the past and the knowledge it has unearthed .  However documentation is not easy but passing on to the younger generation is of utmost importance.

    • December 10, 2018 9:55 AM EST
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      " Rooster " said:
      Ric Golding said:
      Those guys were unbelievable sources of knowledge, history and tradition. 

      As I age I NOW realize the opportunities I missed to get into the "Old Guys" heads . However with LSC I'm rebounding and collecting reflections about the past and the knowledge it has unearthed .  However documentation is not easy but passing on to the younger generation is of utmost importance.

      I feel incredibly lucky that I got to know a friends dad, who was a waist gunner in a B17 flying out of England.  My only regret is that I never wrote down any of what he told me, so I only remember snippets.

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    • December 10, 2018 10:10 AM EST
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      Back in the 90s I escorted my Dad to his 50th reunion with his men from the USS Natrona, a supply ship that sat just outside the invasion of the islands in the Pacific. Dad never talked about his experiences. I learned a lot that weekend, mostly why he wouldn't talk about it. Bombs and Kamikazes ...

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    • December 10, 2018 12:03 PM EST
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      Back in 2015 I had the honor and privilege to escort my dad on an Honor Flight to WDC for the WWII veterans to see the WWII Memorial. We left Springfield Pa and had a State Police escort all the way to DC and back. In DC the National Park Police took over. This is a video taken while on our way home just off I-95 and on I 476. 

      At the PA State line in the Rest area there were hundreds of motorcycles waiting to escort these guys the rest of the way home. 

      This one was taken as we arrived back in Springfield.

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    • December 10, 2018 1:34 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Back in the 90s I escorted my Dad to his 50th reunion with his men from the USS Natrona,214, a supply ship that sat just outside the invasion of the islands in the Pacific. Dad never talked about his experiences. I learned a lot that weekend, mostly why he wouldn't talk about it. Bombs and Kamikazes ...

       

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