Navy man tracks OSU-Pearl Harbor ties...

Navy man tracks OSU-Pearl Harbor ties | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 15 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Navy man tracks OSU-Pearl Harbor ties | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Bob Cope of Upper Arlington holds a photo of Jim Haverfield, an Ohio State grad killed at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago today.

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why

Pickerington, OH

#1 Dec 7, 2009
MAY GOD BLESS
Buckeye Bob

United States

#2 Dec 7, 2009
Just as we should never forget Pearl Harbor, we should never forget the events of 9/11.
mosholder

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

#3 Dec 7, 2009
Here's a joke for everyone:

Knock, Knock
Who's there?
9/11
9/11 Who?
You said you'd never forget.

Have a great day everyone.
Gunny Sarge

Collierville, TN

#4 Dec 7, 2009
Buckeye Bob wrote:
Just as we should never forget Pearl Harbor, we should never forget the events of 9/11.
If this country hadn't been infected by liberalism and socialists since WWII, we would have declared war on Afghanistan on Sept 12, 2001, initiated a draft, rationed gasoline, meat, rubber, metals, and invaded Afghanistan. This country harbored the terrorists that developed the attack on America. We would have fought without rules of engagement. We would have conducted a complete military operation until the responsible parties were brought to justice, just like WWII. Instead, we have invaded places we shouldn't have, ignored countries that continue to develop technology to attack us, and restrict our personnel in the field. We are wasting one of the finest volunteer forces to ever serve this country. Either fight a war, of get out, and lets clean the imbedded forces out of the USA, before it's too late. We grow weaker on our own soil, we will not step up and attack with the force available. Those in charge of this operation have forgotten the past. William T. Sherman told this country in 1863 "war is cruel; the crueler it is, the quicker it is over". Nothing has changed in this statement.
Paul Sites

Jackson, OH

#5 Dec 7, 2009
Today is a very special Day for me , my dear friend Rear Adm Myron
Thomas Evans ( 1901-1970) was the Bridge Officer on the USS Enterprise , that had left Pear Harber on Friday Morning , before the attack. While standing his position on the Bridge , a radio communication can to him , which read " Pearl Harbor is under Air Attack". He immediately stepped to Adm Halsey's door and knocked ,
Entering he said " Sir , you need to read the message immediately".
Upon reading the message , Adm Halsey replied, do you know what this means Mr. Evans ? No , sir he repiled , THIS MEANS WAR.
REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND, AND THANK YOU AND ALL THE
MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE, AND ARE STILL SERVING THIS NATION ON THE BATTLE FIELD.
Michelle Wilson

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 7, 2009
I always am intrigued to read of those who served in the military during war times. Seeing an old friend's photo in the paper this morning, and reading his story was heartwarming. Bob is one of the kindest men I know and his dedication to this mission is not surprising.
Lisa

Columbus, OH

#7 Dec 7, 2009
I recently learned that there were 7 young men from my grandmother's small hometown in Illinois that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. My grandma is now 86 yr. old, and it makes me sad to think of all the life experiences that they were never able to have. I thank them and all our service men and women for the sacrifices they make for us.
Angry Young American

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 7, 2009
Kudos to Governor Strickland for ordering the flags to fly at half mast today. He's my favorite Democrat.
Carol Allaire

Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 7, 2009
This morning I told my two older kids 13 & 10 about today marking the anniversary of Pearl Harbor & how our country and family was affected. At the time their grampa/my dad, Frank Smith, was an OSU college student working for Governor John Bricker and Mrs. Bricker watching their son and living at the governor's mansion on broad street. My Dad was doing his homework in his room at the mansion when the radio broadcast was interrupted to announce the Pearl Harbor attack. He vividly remebered the moment as did many others. My Dad went on to serve in the US Navy during WWII. It's up to parents and grandparents to teach the history of our families and our country so Pearl Harbor & other historical moments and the sacrifices made aren't just ..."a dim historical abstraction -- a mere picture in a high-school history book."
leftovers for the rabble

Somerset, KY

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Gunny Sarge wrote:
<quoted text>
If this country hadn't been infected by liberalism and socialists since WWII, we would have declared war on Afghanistan on Sept 12, 2001, initiated a draft, rationed gasoline, meat, rubber, metals, and invaded Afghanistan. This country harbored the terrorists that developed the attack on America. We would have fought without rules of engagement. We would have conducted a complete military operation until the responsible parties were brought to justice, just like WWII. Instead, we have invaded places we shouldn't have, ignored countries that continue to develop technology to attack us, and restrict our personnel in the field. We are wasting one of the finest volunteer forces to ever serve this country. Either fight a war, of get out, and lets clean the imbedded forces out of the USA, before it's too late. We grow weaker on our own soil, we will not step up and attack with the force available. Those in charge of this operation have forgotten the past. William T. Sherman told this country in 1863 "war is cruel; the crueler it is, the quicker it is over". Nothing has changed in this statement.
And just who was the leader of our government on 9/11?? Hint: He wasn't a liberal or a socialist!! If your goimg to use the words justice and socialism-be sure you know the definitions. War is a FAILURE OF MANKIND. Kill Kill Kill you good christians. America supported and aided the Taliban in 79 while fighting the big bad commies. Killing for the sake of killing (ie. MIC) has not and will not solve anything-especially for political expediency. Imbedded forces-do you mean Blackwater? signed PROUND PROGRESSIVE VIETNAM VET '72. and for my father-Patton 3rd Army 80th Division 318btn-Co. C-wounded-Kassel Ger Apr 45.He suffered everyday from PTSD-but led a peaceful, productive life dispite the VA. Rest in peace my hero.
BDT

Dayton, OH

#11 Dec 7, 2009
Gunny Sarge wrote:
<quoted text>
If this country hadn't been infected by liberalism and socialists since WWII, we would have declared war on Afghanistan on Sept 12, 2001, initiated a draft, rationed gasoline, meat, rubber, metals, and invaded Afghanistan. This country harbored the terrorists that developed the attack on America. We would have fought without rules of engagement. We would have conducted a complete military operation until the responsible parties were brought to justice, just like WWII. Instead, we have invaded places we shouldn't have, ignored countries that continue to develop technology to attack us, and restrict our personnel in the field. We are wasting one of the finest volunteer forces to ever serve this country. Either fight a war, of get out, and lets clean the imbedded forces out of the USA, before it's too late. We grow weaker on our own soil, we will not step up and attack with the force available. Those in charge of this operation have forgotten the past. William T. Sherman told this country in 1863 "war is cruel; the crueler it is, the quicker it is over". Nothing has changed in this statement.
Gunny, I couldn't agree with you more. After Pearl Harbor, this country joined together and fought WWII the right way. No screwing around. We went and got the job done in the quickest possible manner so our boys could get home and get on with their lives. If we would have done that after 9/11, we wouldn't still be messing around with this 8 years after the fact.
Charlie Harper

Westerville, OH

#12 Dec 7, 2009
leftovers for the rabble wrote:
<quoted text>And just who was the leader of our government on 9/11?? Hint: He wasn't a liberal or a socialist!! If your goimg to use the words justice and socialism-be sure you know the definitions. War is a FAILURE OF MANKIND. Kill Kill Kill you good christians. America supported and aided the Taliban in 79 while fighting the big bad commies. Killing for the sake of killing (ie. MIC) has not and will not solve anything-especially for political expediency. Imbedded forces-do you mean Blackwater? signed PROUND PROGRESSIVE VIETNAM VET '72. and for my father-Patton 3rd Army 80th Division 318btn-Co. C-wounded-Kassel Ger Apr 45.He suffered everyday from PTSD-but led a peaceful, productive life dispite the VA. Rest in peace my hero.
I don't recall any place in my statement that I praised Bush for his leadership. It's the mindset of this entire nation, we need to "talk, negotiate, and let them know we are their friends" that has gotten us to where we are. I'm not pointing fingers at the Democrats, the Republicans, etc.....it's what this country has evolved into since we fought WWII. No one can say there isn't an overwhelming presence of liberal thinking, as well as socialism in many facets of American life that was not present 65 years ago. But bring it up, and right away, the Dems, liberals are in your face. If they would fight the real enemy as hard as they do the conservatives, we might have a chance. And, by the way, USMC, Viet Nam, 1969 to 1971. And my father was 9th Airborne, 437th Troop Carrier, 25 combat missions, 2 air medals, 4 battle stars, and suffered from PTSD as well. Sir, I respect your service.
CSD

United States

#13 Dec 7, 2009
I think all four men have buildings (dorms) in their honor on the Ohio State campus. There are four dorms on north campus bearing these four names. I didn't know that as a student. I would wager a large sum of money most of the residents of these dorms do not know the significance.
CSD

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2009
I just reread the article and it does state that all four men have buildings named in their honor. My info is redundant.
leftovers for the rabble

Somerset, KY

#15 Dec 7, 2009
Charlie Harper wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't recall any place in my statement that I praised Bush for his leadership. It's the mindset of this entire nation, we need to "talk, negotiate, and let them know we are their friends" that has gotten us to where we are. I'm not pointing fingers at the Democrats, the Republicans, etc.....it's what this country has evolved into since we fought WWII. No one can say there isn't an overwhelming presence of liberal thinking, as well as socialism in many facets of American life that was not present 65 years ago. But bring it up, and right away, the Dems, liberals are in your face. If they would fight the real enemy as hard as they do the conservatives, we might have a chance. And, by the way, USMC, Viet Nam, 1969 to 1971. And my father was 9th Airborne, 437th Troop Carrier, 25 combat missions, 2 air medals, 4 battle stars, and suffered from PTSD as well. Sir, I respect your service.
thank you Mr. Harper.My mother would tell me stories when the Vietnam offensive was in full force, while watching on TV, Dad's feet would start twitching, his eyes would glaze over, and a tear would come to his eyes, then take a short hike into the woods behind our rural Ohio house. I don't think he ever came back after germany. But the next day off to work of 44 years w/o vacation (maintenance man)and never complained. What heartache he must have endured. He said the true hero's were in graves in france and didn't want that word associated with him. I believe he is still crying for his brothers from his grave. Peace and goodwill to all who have served.

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