Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One 7 I wish had never happened.

December 7, 1941. Seventy years later. A quick Google search provides:

Approximately 110 minutes of Living Hell

Began approx. 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian Time

Ended approx. 9:45 a.m. Hawaiian Time

188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed
18 ships were sunk or run aground, including five battleships
2,403 Americans died and 1,178 wounded

About 84,000 uniformed Americans were on Oahu that fateful day. Only an estimated 8,000 are alive today -- and they are in their late 80s and older.

The remains of Vernon Olsen, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida, will be interred Wednesday in the battleship USS Arizona, on which he served and where 1,117 sailors and Marines died in the attack.

Those of Lee Soucy, 90, of Plainview, Texas, will be carried Tuesday by a diver to the USS Utah, which also is entombed off Ford Island.

Never forget those who've gone in harm's way,
and please, sometime today, if just for today, if you see someone in uniform,
tellem Dawgbones says
"Thank you for your service"

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

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