Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
After graduating from radio school, Fred Bergeron, his older brother and their two friends, were all assigned to Task...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
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Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Harold Zeringer and several of his friends decided to enlist in the United States Navy on 9 December 1941, just a few...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Mary Leisey was born in Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania. It was a small town of nearly 1,000 people. She enjoyed growing up...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....
John H. Price, Jr. was with the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion throughout World War 2. He started at Camp Shelby then...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...
Harold Lightell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923. Growing up was wonderful in New Orleans. He loved the...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Floyd Dumas' father worked for the New York Central Railroad in Malone, New York as a boilermaker. Dumas had three...
Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Melvin Munch was introduced to the Navy in boot camp in San Diego. It was rough. Getting up early each morning to begin...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...

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