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I was stationed at Schofield Bks 02-05, that pass you speak of is called Kole Kole Pass. From my company area it was 4 miles away. We ran the sumbitch once a week. 4 miles up, 4 miles down. The Band of Brothers Currahee was only 3 lol.
Don't forget that the "Battle of Prairie Grove" was also fought on December 7.
Nukin, one of my good friends at that time rode subs. He was a wild man, I guess you would have to be to go out on a sub for months at a time.
I missed the special but caught the movie last night. As surreal as the attack scene was, I cannot comprehend what it was like to be in the midst of it. They have my respect and gratitude.I was returning from a business trip 2 years ago when WWII veterans were arriving in DC to attend ceremonies at the military monuments. SWA announced their arrival and as they deplaned, they received the longest standing ovation I have ever experienced. The terminal stopped as everybody stood and applauded. Soldiers who were traveling stood at attention and saluted. It was one of the most emotional scenes I have ever witnessed. It's those moments that make you proud to be an American!
I love the old WWII recruiting posters.
I don't know how those sub guys got through being depth charged without going completely nuts. Anything else would be horrible enough to go through but you could at least visualize an out in most cases. I couldn't imagine being down there knowing if any of those charges hit the right spot your whole world is going to collapse in on you and you don't know exactly when it is going to happen and it could go on for hours.
Watching the History Channel special on Pearl Harbor. Evidently, FDR had a sinus infection on Dec 8th and he needed to be able to breathe before he gave his speech. There were no antibiotics or sudafed, so you know what people were treated with to shrink nasal membranes...cocaine. FDR was on coke when he gave his "infamy" speech!
Ya'll ever tried to suck a dick for 20 minutes? It isn't easy.
Rodney Shelton Foss, from Monticello, Arkansas, was a UA alumnus and a young Navy officer stationed at Pearl Harbor. When the first wave of Japanese planes reached Pearl, they strafed a row of US planes Ensign Foss was overseeing.A 20 mm round struck and killed Foss, making him (as far as the military can tell) the first official US casualty in World War II.
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