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Pearl Harbor Day +77 years

Kirk W

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Never Forget.

The few (6) that are left couldn't make it there this year.

Dad flew avengers (TBF's) from Franklin and Randolph a couple of years after Pearl Harbor.

He passed away in 2003.

Retired USN Engineer

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God bless all veterans and active.  Used to be everybody knew what "Jap Job" meant, today's generation gives it a completely different meaning. (Will I get a point for stating that?)

You'd have to see the movie to understand..........

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My Dad was stationed at Pearl Harbor.  He was on a destroyer escort, the USS Henley, that had come in from patrol late on Dec 6.  They put to sea later on Dec 7 with limited supplies.  The ship was torpedoed late 1943.

My Dad passed away in 1969 and we did not find much of his service history until my Mom passed away and we found his service records.  The ship's logs were on line.

Thank you to all that have served and those that are currently serving.



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My Dad was stationed in Pearl Harbor on Ford Island during WWII.  He arrived in March of 1942 and left in Nov of 1945.  We spent 15 winters living on our 42 foot sailboat at Rainbow Marina in Pearl Harbor 2000 until 2015.  Our slip was the outside slip about 450 yards down from the Arizona.  Every Dec 7th they would open the bridge and what every warship was in Pearl would motor around Ford Island rendering Honors to the USS Utah and then coming through the open bridge and rendering Honors to the USS Arizona at the exact moment the attack started back in 1941.  All the shipmates are in their white's and standing the rail.  The ship comes within 150-200 yards of our slip.  Everyone on the dock would gather at the end of the dock for coffee and watch.  There was generally some type of fly over as well.



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