December 7 2018

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  1. mrjdasr

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    remember 77 years ago, Pearl Harbor
     
  2. ND shooter

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    Agree and thanks for reminder.
     
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  3. 338 Mollett

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    YES ! Thank You ! For the reminder .I also celebrate Aug.6 and 9 th. when we dropped the bombs !
     
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  4. Wildcat455

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    Yes sir. Actually started thinking about it yesterday.

    It's not on the iPhone calendar... just an observance.
     
  5. centerlineseal

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    May they Rest in Peace.
     
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  6. Evan

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    That's a helluva thing to say. Remember and honor the dead, yes, but you celebrate the death and destruction of entire cities and hundreds of thousands of people who were largely civilians? I hope this was just a misunderstanding about your meaning of celebrate.

    I believe we needed to drop those bombs but it was a dark moment in our history, just like when we were rounding up anyone of Asian appearance and putting them in detention camps.
     
  7. M-61

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    As long as you were not going to be one of the one million American casualties invading Japan.
     
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  8. 338 Mollett

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    Damn Right! Or one of the men in the Bataan Death march !
     
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  9. jonbearman

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    My thoughts and prayers are with every serving or retired vet in our country. My dad was in wwII at the end so he lived but I cant really put into words how deeply proud I am of every veteran living or passed away. They are our greatest asset we have and deserve to be taken care of for life. We shouldn't have a single man or woman homeless. The govt should put them in good living situations no matter what. If we can give people SSI or SSD that never worked we can damn well afford our vets. Sorry for the rant but it is embarrassing to watch people on capital hill not do something right now to protect our vets.
     
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    I was in the check out line at the local drug store today. Right in front of me was a gentleman with a WWII veterans hat on. I wished him a Happy Pearl Harbor Day and thanked him for his service. He returned the thanks and told me he remembered exactly where he was that day. I asked him how old he was, 94. He was sharp as a tack and looked great. Got around just fine too. I shook his hand and wished him well. I feel lucky to have happened across him on such an important day.
     
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    i wore my Remember Pearl Harbor shirt at work yesterday. So many folks looked and a few asked when is that, even tho the date was on the shirt.
    Even one young college age young lady asked what is that? Will the next generation do the same regarding 9/11/2001? Sad these kids aren't being taught AMERICAN history.
    A BIG thank you to all who have served so we can live in the land of the free.
     
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  12. gunnermhr

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    My grandfather was on the USS Phoenix that day, he never said much about it. I cannot imagine the fear and agony those fellas went though.

    He was never one to talk bad about anyone, but I can assure you he was happy to see the bombs dropped, right or wrong, the guys that lived through that horrible day have a whole different outlook on the Japanese. And I dont think civilians of my generation or of the younger generations will ever understand the hatred our service members that were at Pearl Harbor have for the Japanese. I could show pictures he took oduring WWII that would give an entire different outlook .

    God rest the men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice December 7, 1941
     
  13. mrmarmota

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    My uncle arrived at Pearl Harbor on December 6th. Survived the attack and spent the next 3 months recovering and burying bodies.
    He passed a few years ago at the age of 93. To the best of my knowledge he never spoke of this experience.
     
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  14. New Gun

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    Sir , In war people die. The idea is that they die not us! While the bombing of Japan was a human tragedy it did prevent many more from dying. I am very comfortable and thankful with the decision. Thank you all Vets.
     
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    On Dec 7, 1969 while stationed at Moffett Field, CA my daughter was born in Mountain View. A day of remembrance for our country and yet a happy day for this old CPO.

    perry42
     
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  16. Jalen

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    We actually dropped pamphlets in multiple cities warning the civilians to get out while they can. Not a very well known nugget of history but figured I’d pass it along
     
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  17. Uthink Uknow

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    What is wrong or bad about bombing the enemy?
     
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  18. Evan

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    No one seems to be able to read what I wrote:

    For the reasons you guys stated and many more, those bombs needed to be dropped, but celebrating it is dispicable. Who celebrates killing people? Extremists, Terrorists, murderers. That's who.

    Both my grandpas were in that war. One was in the Pacific theater and the other liberated Dachau. Neither liked to discuss what they saw. They considered it their duty to be there but it left deep scars on them. I celebrate them, not the acts of violence we did to others.
     
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  19. New Gun

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    I read what you wrote. Maybe think about Celebrating the end of Human Atrocities and the fact that you could talk to them after they served.
     
  20. 338 Mollett

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    Aw Shucks ! And I'm mean to butterflies too.
     

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