Pearl Harbor Remembered

Pearl Harbor Remembered

There are 9 comments on the legion.org story from Dec 7, 2010, titled Pearl Harbor Remembered . In it, legion.org reports that:

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The American Legion - December 7, 2010

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, as soldiers, sailors and airmen slept or went about their regular morning routines at Pearl Harbor, a mass of Japanese bombers approached through the air off the coast of Hawaii.

Within hours, the Japanese had delivered what they thought was a crippling blow to the U.S. Navy. The U.S.'s involvement in World War II had begun.

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Click on any of the links below to read survivors' accounts and view images from a "day that will live in infamy."

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#1 Dec 7, 2010
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New time for Pearl Harbor Day event in Visalia

By Teresa Douglass [email protected]
December 7, 2010

Visalia's annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremony has a new start time.

The ceremony in front of Visalia's World War II mural on South Mooney Boulevard today is three hours later than usual to reflect the local time that Pearl Harbor was attacked. It begins promptly at 10:55 a.m. with a cannon blast, said Bob McNabb, co-chairman of the Visalia Veterans Committee.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian time on Dec. 7, 1941, thrusting the United States into World War II.

Visalia resident Bob McNutt was there.

He and 14 other sailors stood on the deck of the USS Monaghan, a destroyer, waiting for a boat ride over to a battleship where they would attend Sunday Mass, he said.

They had just returned from night patrol of Pearl Harbor and the ship was parked on the outside of three ships. All four ships were tied together, he said.

The Monaghan's boilers were still warm.
At first when he saw the low-flying planes overhead, he thought that it was the U.S. Air Force, he said.

However, when the bombs started dropping, he knew otherwise.

MORE ... http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/2010...

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#2 Dec 7, 2010
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Photos: The attack on Pearl Harbor

By Lili Ladaga lili Ladaga Dec 7, 2010

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan ... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory ... With confidence in our armed forces -- with the unbounded determination of our people -- we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God. I, therefore, ask that the Congress declare that since the dastardly and unprovoked attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

-- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dec. 8, 1941

MORE photo files http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/201012... -

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#3 Dec 7, 2010
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Pearl Harbor details remain fresh for Fresno students

Monday, Dec. 06, 2010
By BoNhia Lee / The Fresno Bee

Pearl Harbor survivors like Don Merritt used to visit Valley high schools to talk about the sneak attack on Hawaii that drew the United States into World War II.

Merritt, of Fresno, says he and his comrades are too old now to make the rounds. And he worries that the memory of what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, will fade.

"I think most people, especially the younger generation, even people in their 20s and 30s, never think about it," said Merritt, 93, who was an aviation machinist when the attack occurred. "I've talked to people who don't know what Pearl Harbor is."

MORE http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/06/2188011/p...

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#4 Dec 7, 2010
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Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors;

Central California Chapter 8, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

Russel Bay, USS Honolulu, Oakhurst/Oregon

Ernest Di Matteo, Hickam Field, Tulare

Guy Hardin, USS Medusa, Clarksville, TX (moved from Fresno last month)

Lew Hudson, Fort Schafter, Oakhurst

Bruce Klein, Fort Kamehameha, Fresno

Robert Knott, USS Nevada, Fresno

Chuck Lishman, USS Perry, Coarsegold,

Steve Maddux, USS Pennsylvania, Merced

Charlie McBeth, USS Oklahoma, Visalia

Robert McNutt, USS Monaghan, Visalia

Don Merritt, Ford Island, Fresno

Roy Molder, USS Rigel, Sanger

Joe Quercia, USS Medusa, Fresno

Charlie Rhodes, USS Wasmuth, Fresno

Elisha Richardson, USS Pennsylvania, Chowchilla

Ferol Stanton, USS West Virginia, Fresno

Loyal Stewart, Hickam Field, San Antonio (moved from Fresno)

Leon Webster, Hickam Field, Fresno

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/06/2188011/p...

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION
http://www.pearlharborsurvivorsonline.org/htm...

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#5 Dec 8, 2010
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My personal THANKS to Manuel Ferreira for the "15 seconds of silence" in rememberance of PEARL HARBOR, after the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday's OCFPD Board meeting.

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#6 Dec 8, 2010
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Pearl Harbor Day

Tuesday, Dec. 07, 2010

Dec. 7, 1941: As usual on Sunday mornings, I was helping at my father's restaurant on H Street, directly opposite the Southern Pacific train station.

I was startled when the desk clerk of the Collins Hotel next to the restaurant threw open the door and shouted for all to hear, "Japanese planes have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Hundreds have been killed." That was all. No additional details.
Fear and apprehension were our initial reactions. Everybody spent the rest of the day gathered around radios desperately anxious for more information. Not many of us slept too soundly that night.
The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt went before Congress to ask for a declaration of war against Japan. Granted.

At Fresno High School, where I was in my senior year, principal Leo Harris implored students and staff to remain calm and to refrain from voicing rumors. He announced that air raid drills would be instituted: At a given signal, teachers would escort their classes to the basement level of the main building (Royce Hall) and remain there to await the all-clear signal to return to their classes. These drills continued daily for two weeks, when school recessed for the holidays.

Eugene Christos
Fresno

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/07/2187591/p...

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Lucie Lawson

AOL

#7 Mar 6, 2011
My father in law was aboard the Monahagn during Pearl Harbor. His name was Idus Lawson.

If anyone remembers or knows anything about him at that time, I would love to hear and pass info to kids.

Thanks,
Lucie
Elisha- Granddaughter

United States

#8 Apr 12, 2011
Charles McBeth passed away today. At 95 years old he was one of the few remaining survivors. Now it is my generations turn to make sure that Pearl Harbor is never forgotten.

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Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors;
Central California Chapter 8, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
Russel Bay, USS Honolulu, Oakhurst/Oregon
Ernest Di Matteo, Hickam Field, Tulare
Guy Hardin, USS Medusa, Clarksville, TX (moved from Fresno last month)
Lew Hudson, Fort Schafter, Oakhurst
Bruce Klein, Fort Kamehameha, Fresno
Robert Knott, USS Nevada, Fresno
Chuck Lishman, USS Perry, Coarsegold,
Steve Maddux, USS Pennsylvania, Merced
Charlie McBeth, USS Oklahoma, Visalia
Robert McNutt, USS Monaghan, Visalia
Don Merritt, Ford Island, Fresno
Roy Molder, USS Rigel, Sanger
Joe Quercia, USS Medusa, Fresno
Charlie Rhodes, USS Wasmuth, Fresno
Elisha Richardson, USS Pennsylvania, Chowchilla
Ferol Stanton, USS West Virginia, Fresno
Loyal Stewart, Hickam Field, San Antonio (moved from Fresno)
Leon Webster, Hickam Field, Fresno
Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/06/2188011/p...
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION
http://www.pearlharborsurvivorsonline.org/htm...
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Norman Riggs

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Nov 29, 2012
Elisha Richardson, a relative of mine and a Pearl Harbor survivor, died this last week.

Norman Riggs
11/29/2012

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