Filed under: History, Japan, National Security, The United States | Tags: Attack on Manila, Sneak Attack, Unprepared America
Here is the personal story of one 19 year-old survivor of the battleship Arizona on that peaceful December 7 morning in Pearl Harbor 70 years ago. He had just turned 19 in September. Like many young men on that day, he got a brutal introduction to war, and his world changed irrevocably. He fought a war, went to school on the GI Bill, became an engineer at Boeing, had four children, and became a relative of mine.
The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association is disbanding at the end of this year.