Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

“A day that will live in infamy.”

Pacific Paratrooper

 

When diplomacy failed and power and greed survived – the Pacific skies went dark….

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From the Smithsonian ___

This relic marks the movements before the U.S. was launched into WWII….To record when a piece of mail was processed aboard ship, the Navy used wooden postmark stamps.  This one bears an ominous date: 6 December 1941 PM.  It was recovered from the battleship Oklahoma after it was hit by several torpedoes, listed to a 45-degree angle, capsized and sank in the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The ship lost 429 sailors and Marines; one-third of its crew.

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Farewell Salutes – 

George Amendola – Parksville, BC, Canada; Canadian Armed Forces 20 years

William Barnes – Brookston, IN ,& Lake Worth, FL; First Cavalry Division, Korea

John B. Coffey – Johnstown, PA & Miami, FL; Lt. Colonel (Ret.), US Army Air Corps, WWII ETO, 35 B-17 missions…

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