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Old 12-07-2017, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default December 7, 1941- A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

God Bless the Greatest Generation that went through this. May All Rest In Peace.

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:24 AM   #2
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They dont make them like that anymore
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:36 AM   #3
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They gave all and look at the mess we have now. Wonder if they would have if they could see the future. Greatest generation for sure.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:01 AM   #4
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They gave all and look at the mess we have now. Wonder if they would have if they could see the future. Greatest generation for sure.
I think they would. Because there is still a lot of brave soldiers fighting for this country and I bet they all hope to change the future.

God bless them all.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:06 AM   #5
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:11 AM   #6
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Always a special day or remembrance for me and my family. My grandfather was on board the USS Helena CL-50 that morning. You can see the Helena middle frame, the USS Pennsylvania, BB-38 is in burning the background.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:24 AM   #7
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God Bless the Greatest Generation that went through this. May All Rest In Peace.
Yes sir! Those young men and women made the ultimate sacrifice. Heck, our entire nation sacrificed it's way of life to defend it from outside aggressors. Please Lord, continue to bless this nation with Patriots.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:08 AM   #8
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The bad part is it is not more recognized. I can remember when I was in school, the whole day was on what today is. Now? Not even a mention most places.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:36 AM   #9
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Not even a blurb on the morning news! Sad for sure. I pray that this Once Great Nation can one day be great again.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:08 AM   #10
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I got to thinking this morning, about this, and the other time we were attacked at such a great loss.
In the battle of Pearl Harbor the Japanese brought against us,
6 aircraft carriers
2 battleships
2 heavy cruisers
1 light cruiser
9 destroyers
8 tankers
23 fleet submarines
5 midget submarines
414 aircraft

353 aircraft were used in the battle.
2,335 were killed
1143 were wounded.

On 9/11 we were attacked by
4 passenger planes
19 terrorist
2,996 killed
6,000 injured

Not sure why I was compelled to research that. Just thought the comparison was interesting.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:44 AM   #11
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I remember hearing my parents and their contemporaries recall exactly where they were on 12/7/1941 just like we recall 9/11/2001. I worked with a gentleman who was there - he was 10 years old and his dad was a civilian contractor for the Navy. Every December 7th I would get him to retell the story of how they heard the planes flying over their house in the hills above Pearl that Sunday morning. They stood in the yard and watched the battle from a couple miles away. After dropping their bombs, several Jap planes flew so low over their house he could see the pilots faces - one actually waved at him and his brother. A memory like that will stick with you, I reckon...
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #12
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I was surprised my daughter knew what to day was
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:01 AM   #13
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One of the most humbling experiences I have ever had was visiting Pearl Harbor. God Bless
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:03 AM   #14
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My high school coach/history teacher was at Pearl Harbor. He would tell us stories about the rescue attempts. He said that they spent days trying to rescue people and recovering bodies, the oil slick was so thick that the pores of his skin was black for months. Willis Dunker.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:58 PM   #15
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My mother, aunt and grandmother were there in naval housing. My grand father was at sea at that time. My mother is still alive and remembers the day.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:22 PM   #16
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Always a special day or remembrance for me and my family. My grandfather was on board the USS Helena CL-50 that morning. You can see the Helena middle frame, the USS Pennsylvania, BB-38 is in burning the background.

I believe the Veteran who sang "Remember Pearl Harbor" in this clip was on the USS Pennsylvania.

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Old 12-08-2017, 04:32 PM   #17
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They gave all and look at the mess we have now. Wonder if they would have if they could see the future. Greatest generation for sure.
Of course they would have. Regardless of all the BS the news flashes in your face, we are living in the safest, most prosperous period in human existance. A large part thanks to those men.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:03 PM   #18
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I told my wife yesterday I was DISAPPOINTED there were very little OLD movies on about this? NO Harm's Way, Pearl Harbor, etc.? Even visiting the GS, not very many OP's about this historic day and the sacrifice so many made?

Makes me wonder...have the succeeding generations lost their, at the very least, curiosity about not only past wars? I know we have a LOT of Veterans on the GS, I've got a son in Harm's way in the Land of Sand.....just something I notice?

Talked to my son just yesterday, having a hard time with a recent loss of one of his guys..guess I'm too "in tune," but I love ALL those who served...no matter WHAT they have done!
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