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  • China's Naval Game-Changer

    08/06/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Superiority: By the end of the year, China could deploy an anti-ship missile capable of hitting U.S. aircraft carriers at long range. The naval dominance that American foreign policy depended on may be at an end. When the naval planners of Imperial Japan were laying out the attack on Pearl Harbor, the major question on their mind was — where are the American carriers? In the end, their failure to find them doomed Imperial Japan to defeat. Since World War II, every president alerted to a crisis has asked the same question — where are the carriers? These floating...
  • Hawaii Welcomes F-22 Fighter Jets

    07/09/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    KITV.com ^ | 7/9/2010 | KITV.com
    The Air Force is celebrating the arrival in Hawaii of the world's most advanced fighter jet. Airmen draped two F-22 planes with giant maile lei after the jets landed at Hickam Field during a dedication ceremony Friday. A priest blessed the jets by scattering holy water on them with ti leaves. The planes are the first of 20 F-22 jets the Air Force plans to base at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu. They will be assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing. Crews from both the Guard and the active duty Air Force's 15th Wing will jointly...
  • First isle Guard F-22 Raptor fighter jet arrives at Hickam

    07/03/2010 11:40:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 7/4/2010 | William Cole
    The Raptor has landed. The first of 20 F-22 Raptor fighter jets that will be based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam touched down yesterday, bringing with it the start of a new chapter in Hawaii Air National Guard fighter history reaching back to 1946. The Territory of Hawaii Air National Guard was established that year, a year ahead of the official creation of the U.S. Air Force, officials said. Two of the stealthy fighters are expected to be in Hawaii for a dedication ceremony Friday. The aircraft, "tail" numbers 045 and 046, are about 7 years old and were receiving...
  • Mich. sailor who died in Pearl Harbor laid to rest

    06/13/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT · by americanophile · 7 replies · 638+ views
    AP Via Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2010 | AP
    HANCOCK, Mich. — A Michigan sailor whose remains were identified nearly 70 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in his home state. More than 130 friends and relatives of U.S. Navy Fireman Third Class Gerald G. Lehman filled a Hancock church Saturday for the funeral. Lehman was later buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton. Lehman's nephew, John Herres, called his uncle's return home for burial "a joyous day." Herres was six years old when his uncle died at age 18 when Japanese planes sank the USS Oklahoma on Dec....
  • John Finn, hero at Pearl Harbor, dies at 100

    05/27/2010 12:30:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies · 960+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 27, 2010 | Blanca Gonzalez
    John Finn, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, died Thursday morning at the age of 100 at the Chula Vista Veterans Home. He was stationed at Keneohe Bay Naval Air Station on Dec. 7, 1941 when he found himself firing at Japanese planes from an exposed position at Pearl Harbor for more than two hours despite being hit 21 times by bomb and bullet fragments. The longtime East County resident was credited by some with single-handedly shooting down a Japanese aircraft but he would later say “I can’t honestly say I hit any, but I shot at every...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • DNA On Letters To Mom Confirms ID Of Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor In '41

    04/15/2010 1:12:31 AM PDT · by Palter · 16 replies · 475+ views
    NPR ^ | 13 April 2010 | William Cole
    "Sixty-eight years after he was killed on Dec. 7, 1941," The Honolulu Advertiser writes, DNA lifted from envelopes that 18-year-old sailor Gerald Lehman licked when he sent letters home to his mother have helped identify his remains. Now, the remains will be brought from Hawaii back to Michigan. His mother died in 2005. Her daughter, Peggy Germain, said it was the woman's "dearest wish" to have Lehman's body brought home for burial. It was Germain's research that led to the discovery that Lehman's remains had been buried with others in Hawaii -- and eventually to the DNA tests that confirmed...
  • Navy Cancels Tsunami Warning in Hawaii; Ships Return to Pearl Harbor

    02/28/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 384+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2010 – The commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered the return of Pearl Harbor-based ships that sortied today. USS Crommelin, USS O'Kane, USS Chafee and USS Chung-Hoon departed Pearl Harbor this morning in response to a tsunami warning for the Hawaii Islands issued in the wake of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile today. No injuries or damage have been reported in Hawaii. Access will be restored to previously evacuated areas. The Ford Island Bridge in Hawaii has reopened, and the Fleet and Family Support Center has stood down its family...
  • US pilot who dismissed Pearl Harbor reports dies

    02/25/2010 1:24:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,122+ views
    hosted. ^ | Feb 25
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An American pilot who dismissed initial reports of what turned out to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died at age 96. Kermit Tyler was the Army Air Forces' first lieutenant on temporary duty at Ft. Shafter's radar information center in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when two privates reporting seeing an unusually large blip on their radar screen, indicating a large number of aircraft about 132 miles away and fast approaching. "Don't worry about it," Tyler famously replied, thinking it was a flight of U.S. B-17 bombers that was due in from the...
  • Pearl Harbor merging with Hickam Air Force Base

    02/01/2010 4:57:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/30/2010 | Associated Press
    Most Americans have heard of the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Some are also aware of the air base next door called Hickam, where Japanese planes destroyed U.S. bombers during the 1941 aerial attack. On Sunday, the two historic sites will cease to be separate bases, merging into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. They will be among 26 installations across the country that are combining to form 12 joint bases as the military strives to become more efficient. Commanders are bringing together two very distinct military service cultures — while making sure one doesn't dominate or overwhelm the other. The large...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor

    01/10/2010 6:16:07 PM PST · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 552+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2010 | Juan Ortega
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks. Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor (Put Islamic New Year Instead)

    01/10/2010 2:11:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks. Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the...
  • Scientists Clarify ‘Mini-Sub’ Role at Pearl Harbor

    01/09/2010 1:44:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 860+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2010 – Scientists who have been studying wreckage from Japanese mini-submarines that were part of an advance strike force on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, say a new television show is informative, but could leave viewers with misunderstandings. For one thing, they say, the show -- part of PBS’s “NOVA” series -- reveals no new discoveries. “It's basically a synopsis of the work that we performed up through 2000,” Navy Capt. John A. Rodgaard said during a “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable Jan. 6. Rodgaard was joined by Peter Hsu, a scientist who analyzes forensic shock effects of...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor

    01/08/2010 2:30:42 PM PST · by left that other site · 46 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/8/10 | left that other site
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded Pearl Harbor's anniversary. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, as well as other locations, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks.
  • Calendar controversy; December 7 is Islamic New Year

    01/06/2010 9:14:50 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 5 replies · 851+ views
    CBS12 ^ | 1/5/10 | Summer Knowles
    December 7, 1941, the date that lives in infamy, is now causing a bit of controversy. Some people have noticed that 2010 calendars do not recognize Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, but instead
  • Pearl Harbor submarine find rewrites history

    12/08/2009 12:09:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,806+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 8, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    A Japanese mini-submarine, newly discovered in other underwater debris, may have capsized the battleship Oklahoma with a torpedo.The remains of a Japanese mini-submarine that participated in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been discovered, researchers say, offering strong evidence that the sub fired its torpedoes at Battleship Row. That could settle a long-standing argument among historians. Five mini-subs were to participate in the strike, but four were scuttled, destroyed or run aground without being a factor in the attack. The fate of the fifth has remained a mystery. But a variety of new evidence suggests it fired...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor, and perhaps exploding a myth

    12/08/2009 3:59:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies · 1,502+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2009 | Dave Workman
    Sixty-eight years ago today, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy – the United States was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at Pearl Harbor, at the cost of more than 2,000 lives. My father, who never talked about the war because he was in it, did tell me this once: When he heard about Pearl Harbor “I couldn’t get my hands on a gun fast enough.” It was a different time then in America. It was not unusual to find a Model 94 Winchester or even a bolt-action 1903 Springfield in the average household,...
  • Sarah Palin: Reflection on Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2009 2:07:03 AM PST · by SolidWood · 8 replies · 604+ views
    Facebook ^ | December 7, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U. S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in which thousands of Americans lost their lives and our naval fleet was severely damaged. The events of that day, which President Franklin Roosevelt vowed would “live in infamy,” proved for many Americans that aggressors would not simply ignore us if we ignored them. The attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into the Second World War, and our Greatest Generation did not hesitate when asked to sacrifice for their country. American men enlisted in droves, American women went...
  • Sarah Palin On Facebook: Reflection on Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2009 4:45:52 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 8 replies · 469+ views
    On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U. S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in which thousands of Americans lost their lives and our naval fleet was severely damaged. The events of that day, which President Franklin Roosevelt vowed would “live in infamy,” proved for many Americans that aggressors would not simply ignore us if we ignored them. The attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into the Second World War, and our Greatest Generation did not hesitate when asked to sacrifice for their country. American men enlisted in droves, American women went...
  • PEARL HARBOR: FORGIVENESS

    12/07/2009 8:37:59 AM PST · by freedomyes · 16 replies · 495+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Dec 7 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Some time after the conflict, Fuchida came upon the testimony of a young Christian woman. Her mother and father had been killed by the Japanese. That war had swept away her parents’ lives.
  • Full Pearl Harbor Casualty List

    12/07/2009 8:52:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 1 replies · 572+ views
    Below is a list of all of all those who perished as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. You may also use the letters above to narrow the list to last names starting with a specific letter.
  • PEARL HARBOR DAY REMEMBRANCE AND THOUGHT

    12/07/2009 12:31:38 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 7 replies · 861+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 12/07/2009 | Edisto Joe
    December 7, 1941 is a day that will be forever ingrained in the minds of my family. That morning a knock came at the door of my grandparents home. My grandfather opened the door, and it was Mr. Steele, their next door neighbor. He was in a very excited state and kept repeating, have you heard, have you heard? The news he was carrying stunned them, Pearl Harbor had been attacked. After the initial shock passed, my grandfather and Mr. Steele went into the living room and turned on the radio as my grandmother made coffee. Their they stayed for...
  • Presidential Proclamation - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    12/07/2009 11:14:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies · 770+ views
    White House.gov ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Barack Obama
    A PROCLAMATION President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941, a "date which will live in infamy." With over 3,500 Americans killed or wounded, the surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese on Pearl Harbor was an attempt to break the American will and destroy our Pacific Fleet. They succeeded in doing neither. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we honor all those who selflessly served our Nation at home and abroad during World War II. On a tranquil Sunday morning, as war...
  • Obama branded 'Groveller-in-Chief' (for deep bow to Emperor's son who auth. Pearl Harbor attack)

    11/18/2009 5:19:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-18-09 | David Gardner
    President Obama has been branded the ‘Groveller-in-Chief’ after giving an exaggerated bow to Japan’s emperor Akihito - the son of the ruler who authorised the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Coming so soon after Remembrance Day, the deep bow caused an outcry in the U.S. While it was seen as a sign of respect in Japan, Mr Obama was attacked in America for ‘bowing and scraping’ to a foreign leader, particularly a Japanese one. Wartime scars are still raw for many Americans. The 6ft 2in President’s mark of deference to the 5ft 5in emperor in Japan on Saturday dominated discussion...
  • The Truth About Pearl Harbor: A Debate [Did FDR know about Japan's plans in advance?]

    12/07/2009 7:25:33 AM PST · by oblomov · 270 replies · 5,342+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | 30 January 2003 | Robert B. Stinnett, Stephen Budiansky
    Introductory Remarks: On December 7, 1941, U.S. military installations at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Could this tragic event that resulted in over 3,000 Americans killed and injured in a single two-hour attack have been averted? After 16 years of uncovering documents through the Freedom of Information Act, journalist and historian Robert Stinnett charges in his book, Day of Deceit, that U.S. government leaders at the highest level not only knew that a Japanese attack was imminent, but that they had deliberately engaged in policies intended to provoke the attack, in order to draw...
  • Pearl Harbor 68 Years Ago Today - Attack Details; Roosevelt "Day of Infamy" Speech - Videos

    12/07/2009 7:13:09 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 714+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 7, 2009 | Brian
    Today is the 68th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pear Harbor, December 7, 1941. The attack drew the United States into World War II. The United States suffered 2,402 killed, and 1,282 wounded. Until September 11, 2001, Pearl Harbor was the single worst enemy attack on U.S. soil in American History (not including Civil War battles). Here are some videos on the events of that day . . . (VIDEOS)
  • Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

    12/07/2009 5:25:13 AM PST · by walford · 11 replies · 719+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Geoff Caldwell
    To the thousands of men and women stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sixty-eight years ago today, it was a Sunday morn not unlike any other. Sunrise at half past six arising over a partly cloudy sky with a moderate breeze lending to slight wind ripples on the water in the bay. It was, by all measure, dawning as just another day in paradise. But by the time that paradise sun shown down at high noon its rays could barely pierce the clouds of acrid black smoke billowing from hulks that just four hours earlier comprised the United States Pacific Fleet....
  • Full Speech Audio:December 7,1941-A Date Which Will Live in Infamy:

    12/07/2009 5:28:45 AM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies · 1,045+ views
    "DAY OF INFAMY" Franklin D. Roosevelt - December 8, 1941 Full audio speech, "Yesterday, Dec. 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." ... Full Speech:A Date That Will Live In Infamy
  • Pearl Harbor survivor back for 1st time since war

    12/07/2009 3:24:58 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 5 replies · 323+ views
    AP ^ | 120709 | AUDREY McAVOY
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Retired firefighter Ed Johann was a teenage apprentice seaman on Dec. 7, 1941, when he spotted Japanese planes coming in over Pearl Harbor. He thought they were U.S. aircraft conducting drills until explosions and flames erupted from stricken ships in the harbor. Then came screams of sailors; the stench of burning oil and flesh. The 86-year-old Oregonian is due to return Monday to Pearl Harbor for the first time since World War II to attend a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the attack.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Pearl Harbor ~ December 7, 2009

    12/06/2009 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 209 replies · 3,286+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    USS Arizona Memorial Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Time Line Pearl Harbor Blue Champagne Embraceable You GI Jive Moon Dreams Stealin' Apples USS Ward, Report of Pearl Harbor Attack The Search for the World War II Japanese Midget Submarine Sunk off Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941 Here We Go Again I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby I've Got A Heart Filled With Love Songs My Mother Taught Me Wang Wang Blue Army Private, Wetzel Sanders, Remembers...
  • Pearl Harbor memories still vivid for some

    12/06/2009 2:21:06 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 29 replies · 985+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 6, 2009
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Ed Johann will always remember the sound of planes diving out of the sky to bomb U.S. battleships, the explosions and the screams of sailors. He still recalls the stench of burning oil and flesh. The 86-year-old retired firefighter is due to return to Pearl Harbor Monday for the first time since World War II to attend a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack. "I really don't know how I'm going to handle it," said Johann, from his home in Oregon. "When I think about it, all I have is unpleasantness. I'm sure...
  • PICTURES: WWII "Samurai Subs" Found -- Carried Aircraft

    11/18/2009 9:50:26 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 2,198+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | November 12, 2009
    After 60 years in a watery Hawaiian grave, two World War II-era Japanese attack submarines have been discovered near Pearl Harbor, marine archaeologists announced today. Specifically designed for a stealth attack on the U.S. East Coast--perhaps targeting Washington, D.C., and New York City--the "samurai subs" were fast, far-ranging, and in some cases carried folding-wing aircraft, according to Dik Daso, curator of modern military aircraft at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, speaking in the new National Geographic documentary Hunt for the Samurai Subs. When World War II ended in 1945, the U.S. Navy seized the Japanese fleet in the Pacific,...
  • Bonnie Henry : 16 sea battles hard to forget

    06/29/2009 5:55:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Bonnie Henry
    Hope you have a nice Fourth of July. Maybe you'll watch the fireworks, grill a few hot dogs, give a little thanks to those keeping watch — now and then. Dave Cohea knows where he was on the Fourth of July in 1944: on board the USS Boston, which was shelling the island of Iwo Jima, softening it up for invasion the following spring. The Boston was Cohea's second ship, the first having been blasted out of the water 18 months earlier at Guadalcanal. "We were torpedoed. The ammo blew up, and fuel was all over me," says Cohea, 85,...
  • (North Korea Targets) Hawaii Uh-Oh

    06/19/2009 5:19:18 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 38 replies · 3,123+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009, | Investor's Business Daily
    Defense: As we prepare to celebrate our independence, North Korea wants to remind us of Pearl Harbor. Fortunately, we can make use of assets dreamed of by Reagan and deployed by Bush to defend our 50th state. Japan's Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that North Korea would launch a long-range Taepodong-2 missile at Hawaii on or about July 4. This would be the anniversary of the first Taepodong-2 test on July 4, 2006. It would also mark the 15th anniversary of North Korean President Kim Il Sung's death.Those who know have stopped laughing at North Korea's increasingly credible nuclear and global...
  • Memorial Day Surprise [story about WWII vet & a B-17]

    05/22/2009 6:47:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 458+ views
    The Mountain Enterprise ^ | May 22, 2009 | Patric Hedlund
    This Monday, while the VFW is holding its 10 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony at the Cody Prosser Veteran’s Memorial in Frazier Mountain Park, Gary and Lois Lee of Lockwood Valey will be remembering Gary's father, Lt. Bert Lee. Lee was in the first plane to be shot down in the surprise attack of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. He lived to tell the tale. The phone rang this spring with an amazing message for his family. The well-known turkey rancher and apple grower, who passed away in 2006, had many tales to share around the dinner table about fighting...
  • N. Korea missile test to come within 500 nautical miles of Pearl Harbor

    04/01/2009 3:31:17 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | April 1, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Between April 4 and 8, the North Koreans intend to launch their longest range missile, the Taepodong 2 (TD-2) on a test into the Central Pacific. It is ostensibly a satellite shot, but is in reality a nearly full range test of the missile. The satellite ruse is being used to get around the 2002 Pyongyang Declaration in which Kim Jong Il promised the Japanese not to test long range missiles.
  • Navy cook Richard Thill gets diploma from Humboldt Senior High almost 70 years later

    03/19/2009 6:10:04 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies · 629+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-19-09 | andy rathbun
    Richard Thill's high school education was interrupted by the largest war the world had ever seen. But Wednesday — almost 70 years later — it came full-circle for Thill, when he was awarded an honorary diploma from Humboldt Senior High School. The honor came as a surprise to Thill, and he was visibly grateful — his voice began to shake, tears welled in his eyes. It was something he had been thinking about for a very long time. 'I'm really proud — boy, you can't believe,' said Thill, 85, holding the diploma. 'I'm going to frame this and have it...
  • Emperor Akihito to become 'first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor' since World War II attack

    03/02/2009 1:37:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 985+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2009 | Graham Smith
    The Japanese emperor is likely to become the first member of the imperial dynasty to visit Pearl Harbor, the site of Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. during World War II. Emperor Akihito, who was seven years old when the airborne assault took place, and his wife Empress Michiko are thought to be planning a highly symbolic 'unofficial' stopover in Hawaii en route to Canada in July. A trip to the site of the 1941 attack has never been undertaken by a Japanese emperor or prime minister before. Emperor Akihito, whose father ruled Japan during World War II, hasn't travelled...
  • Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2009 9:52:00 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 03/02/09 | Julian Ryall
    The Japanese emperor is likely to visit Pearl Harbor in July, the first time a member of the imperial family will have visited the site of the surprise attack that brought the United States into the Second World War.
  • Ill. gov (Blagojevich) tells AP that strain is like Pearl Harbor (complete surprise .. unexpected)

    01/23/2009 12:45:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 307+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/09 | Michael Tarm - ap
    CHICAGO – Illinois' embattled but defiant governor turned to the history books to describe the emotional strain on him and his family, comparing his arrest last month to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. "Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States," .. "It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we'll prevail in this." ... "I'm going to fight this to the very end," he said.
  • 'Thank you' WWII veterans

    12/12/2008 12:47:25 PM PST · by Juris · 169+ views
    Laurel Leader Call ^ | December 12, 2008 | Sen. Chris McDaniel
    Doing my best to emulate the soldiers standing stiffly while tearfully watching Old Glory respond to the cool Mississippi breeze, my unresolved feelings of sadness comfortably morphed into those of a grandson’s immense pride. I had come to understand an important part of my family’s history – that my grandfather was a soldier, a veteran and a hero.
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! pilot (Mitsuo Fuchida) Became Evangelist

    12/07/2008 4:38:25 PM PST · by PeteePie · 19 replies · 1,224+ views
    Stars and Stripes, Pacific Edition ^ | Sunday, December 7th, 2008 | Paul Newell
    Shortly after Mitsuo Fuchida led the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he discovered just how fortunate he was to be living. Along with the 21 holes that visibly pocked the 39-year-old’s aircraft, a mechanic on the aircraft carrier Akagi found a frayed elevator cable that dangled from Fuchida’s reconnaissance bomber by a single thread. If it had been severed, the inevitable crash could have killed the flight commander — whose radio message "Tora! Tora! Tora!" was the final go-ahead for the attack that drew the United States into World War II.
  • A Day That Will Live In Infamy -- Freedom isn't Free

    12/07/2008 3:08:32 PM PST · by foutsc · 12 replies · 549+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 7 Dec 08 | foutsc
    Frenchman crying - June, 1940 He cries as he watches the German soldiers marching down the Champs Elysees. The glory of France has been ground underfoot by Hitler's goose-stepping legions. In a matter of weeks, the vaunted French army, the Maginot Line, and all of France's pride has been destroyed by the Nazi blitzkrieg. He is a middle-aged man, maybe in his mid Forties. Look at his tears, his tie, his nice suit. He survived World War One and looks like he has since prospered. And now? The night has fallen over France, and soon, all of Europe. He cries...
  • WORLD WAR II SURVIVORS : After the battle Deusterman recalls infamous day at Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2008 11:41:58 AM PST · by fella · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | Sunday, December 7, 2008 | TRISH HOLLENBECK
    WORLD WAR II SURVIVORS : After the battle Deusterman recalls infamous day at Pearl Harbor BY TRISH HOLLENBECK Northwest Arkansas Times Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2008 John Deusterman and his buddies relaxed on the Sunday morning, taking a day off from their duties in the U. S. Navy. "There were some of us going into Honolulu," he recalls. They heard some bombing, but thought it was the U. S. Army training. Their thought, he said, was why did the Army have to do that on a Sunday morning ? Deusterman happened to look out the barracks window and saw...
  • 1941: Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2008 7:21:06 AM PST · by Dubya · 73 replies · 5,899+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Japan has launched a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and has declared war on Britain and the United States. The US president, Franklin D Roosevelt, has mobilised all his forces and is poised to declare war on Japan. Details of the attack in Hawaii are scarce but initial reports say Japanese bombers and torpedo-carrying planes targeted warships, aircraft and military installations in Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, the third largest and chief island of Hawaii. News of the daring raid has shocked members of Congress at a time when Japanese officials in Washington were...
  • Announcing Shinsecki’s appointment to the department of VA on 12/7 a good idea?(Vanity)

    12/07/2008 8:35:22 AM PST · by Soliton · 41 replies · 1,192+ views
    First let me thank General Shinsecki for his service and say that I am appalled at the internment of Japanese-American's during the Democratic Roosevelt administration. My question to FReepers is, did Obama know he was announcing the appointment of the only General of Japanese descent on PEARL HARBOR DAY. Why today? "shisecki" apparently means "relative" in Japanese for what it's worth.
  • Sunday December 7th is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    12/06/2008 1:53:14 PM PST · by Dubya · 43 replies · 3,525+ views
    UNKNOWN ^ | UNKNOWN
    DECEMBER 7th, 1941 : DECEMBER 7th, 2008 = 67 YEARS JAPAN DECLARED WAR ON AMERICA Flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day Flags should be flown at half-staff Sunday, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in respect for the victims of Pearl Harbor. DECEMBER 7th, 1941 : DECEMBER 7th, 2008 = 67 YEARS JAPAN DECLARED WAR ON AMERICA Flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day Flags should be flown at half-staff Sunday, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in respect for the victims of Pearl Harbor. United States flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday. This year is...
  • Report Debunks Theory That the U.S. Heard a Coded Warning About Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2008 5:56:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,614+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | December 6, 2008 | SAM ROBERTS
    It has remained one of World War II’s most enduring mysteries, one that resonated decades later in the aftermath of Sept. 11: Who in Washington knew what and when before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941? Specifically, who heard or saw a transcript of a Tokyo shortwave radio news broadcast that was interrupted by a prearranged coded weather report? The weather bulletin signaled Japanese diplomats around the world to destroy confidential documents and codes because war with the United States, the Soviet Union or Britain was beginning. In testimony for government inquiries, witnesses said that the “winds...
  • Bush Establishes Pacific Theater Monument, Honors Pearl Harbor Anniversary

    12/05/2008 3:56:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 371+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2008 – President George W. Bush signed proclamations today establishing a World War II monument to those who fought in the Pacific theater and commemorating the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices “The Greatest Generation” made to protect the country, Bush said before signing the proclamation. “But there’s a broader purpose, as well,” he said. “And that is to remind generations of Americans about the transformative effect of freedom. “One of the great stories during...