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Pearl Harbor Salute (Vanity)
Self | 12-07-10 | Self

Posted on 12/07/2010 2:46:15 PM PST by FrankR

I don't do many posts, so I hope I have this right. This is a cherished photo of my Dad, who was in Pearl Harbor in 1941 during the attack.


Dad



TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: pearlharbor
Thanks for indulging me this, my one vanity for the year. FrankR
1 posted on 12/07/2010 2:46:19 PM PST by FrankR
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To: FrankR

That’s an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing it.


2 posted on 12/07/2010 2:48:05 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: FrankR

Thanks for posting it I wish there was something on the side board about the attack. This should not be forgotten.


3 posted on 12/07/2010 2:48:56 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FrankR

You got it right.

Great photo of your Dad.


4 posted on 12/07/2010 2:48:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: FrankR

What a great photo. Somehow reminds me of James Dean.


5 posted on 12/07/2010 2:53:33 PM PST by native texan (Texas seafood is great)
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To: FrankR

A great vanity for today - thanks.


6 posted on 12/07/2010 2:55:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: native texan
"Somehow reminds me of James Dean."

Now there's one I never even thought about...probably just the white t-shirt thing...but he was just "Dad" to me.

Thanks, Frank
7 posted on 12/07/2010 2:59:33 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: FrankR

What a great photo. Thank you for sharing it.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 3:02:10 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: FrankR

Thank you Frank. I have waited for someone to even mention that this was Dec 7. “We will never forget - a day that will live in infamy.” Yet, it seems that people have forgotten. I will not. I remember it well because it changed my life forever.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 3:02:57 PM PST by WVNan
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To: FrankR

Nice.

Was he in the military?


10 posted on 12/07/2010 3:03:05 PM PST by smokingfrog ( ><{{{{{(0>)
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To: FrankR

Great picture. A day that needs to be remembered and thanks to all who have served


11 posted on 12/07/2010 3:03:34 PM PST by fml
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To: FrankR

Where was he from 12/8/41 until the end of the war?


12 posted on 12/07/2010 3:03:44 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: FrankR
Nice. My late Father in Law was there ... USN Medical Corpsman.

It was, he said, a "very busy day".

13 posted on 12/07/2010 3:05:05 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: FrankR

I can’t say one way or the other about his kids, but your dad’s car was dripping with class. What’s that, about a ‘39 Packard?


14 posted on 12/07/2010 3:07:24 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: forgotten man
I don't know for sure...I wasn't born yet. But I think he got out and came home (Georgia) in 1942 or thereabouts. He married my Mother in 1943 and insofar as she wasn't in Hawaii, leads me to that educated guess. Sorry I couldn't be more specific.

These are the sort of things I wish now that I had asked him when he was alive.
15 posted on 12/07/2010 3:10:55 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: FrankR

God bless him. Thanks for the picture.


16 posted on 12/07/2010 3:12:45 PM PST by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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To: FrankR

Sharp hand salute to a true hero and American patriot!


17 posted on 12/07/2010 3:14:48 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: FrankR

Oh no, another vanity!

Wait, a good vanity. No, an EXCELLENT vanity. If all vanities were this good, nobody would complain about them.

Thanks for sharing the photo of your father!


18 posted on 12/07/2010 3:20:28 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: FromLori
This should not be forgotten

Many of us have not.
See www.sportairrace.org

19 posted on 12/07/2010 3:22:34 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: FrankR

A perfect day for remembering.

Great picture of your father :-)


20 posted on 12/07/2010 3:29:28 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: FrankR

No...thank YOU for sharing such a wonderful photo of your dad at Pearl Harbor. Anyone there is a hero to me.


21 posted on 12/07/2010 3:33:21 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: FrankR

Hand Salute.........................two


22 posted on 12/07/2010 3:34:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: FrankR
Great Picture Frank.

vets

23 posted on 12/07/2010 4:00:34 PM PST by BobP (hat about the pensions and)
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To: FrankR

Folks of that generation would always talk about remembering exactly where they were and what they were doing at that time. It must have been a shock unlike anything we know. Thanks for the pic.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 4:44:56 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Gosh, I just don't know what kind of car that is...never did know much about Packards. Again, another question I should have asked him when he was still around.

However, this picture and some others were lost back in the 70's and I just happened to have an Aunt (his sister) who had copies of some of them. She passed recently and my cousins sent me the pictures.
25 posted on 12/07/2010 5:00:29 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Mr. Lucky, I thank you for giving me that lead on the car; I did a search and I think it is a '38 Packard, just like you said.

Here's the pic I found;

38 Packard

Looks just like it...

Dad


26 posted on 12/07/2010 5:10:17 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: smokingfrog
No, he was employed by the Navy in the Civil Service as a Machinist. He had polio as a child and wasn't able to join the regular service due to his slight limp, so he went the civil service route.

However, he was on base and in the barracks on the morning of the attack, and he saw it all; before, during, and the aftermath. He never talked about that part a lot.
27 posted on 12/07/2010 5:15:09 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: FrankR

God bless your father. I thank him and all our veterans for my freedom.


28 posted on 12/07/2010 5:23:28 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: FrankR
He never talked about that part a lot.

Understandable, I'd say. My late father-in-law was a navigator aboard a Navy patrol bomber- one of the big 4-engine flying boats, nearly twice the size of the more commonly seen Catalina. I knew he was in the Pacific later in the war (got there just in time for Guadalcanal), but he never said much until I started asking. Then, the stories... wow.

I actually typed up a summary and gave it to the WWII Museum in New Orleans, along with a few Japanese artifacts he'd brought home.

29 posted on 12/07/2010 5:26:47 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Oh, Bother", said Pooh... as he chambered another round.)
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To: FrankR
No, he was employed by the Navy in the Civil Service as a Machinist. He had polio as a child and wasn't able to join the regular service due to his slight limp, so he went the civil service route.

Great post/pic, FrankR. Thanks to all who have served and all who have supported, all who are serving and all who are supporting, and all who will serve in the future and all who will support them.

30 posted on 12/07/2010 6:47:58 PM PST by PGalt
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To: FrankR

Thanks FrankR!! We need to remember those guys who endured the tragedy that was that war. Too many nowadays think they have the only solution to tyranny as appeasement, but your Dad’s generation took the fight directly to the enemy and prevailed against all odds. My hat goes off to him!

JC


31 posted on 12/07/2010 8:07:42 PM PST by cracker45 (I don't believe in coincidences!)
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To: FrankR

That is a sweet ride. Your father was a man of taste.


32 posted on 12/08/2010 6:33:09 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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