08 decembrie 2019

Even after they are gone, veterans of Pearl Harbor remembered

stripes.com

(Tribune News Service) — He was still a young man, stationed in tropical paradise and dozing on his U.S. Army-issued cot on a beautiful December morning when exploding bombs shook the ground beneath him. The screaming whine of Japanese dive bombers, the fearsome thunder of enemy Zeros strafing scattering servicemen, pushed Yonkers, N.Y. native Hy Seiden to his feet and out of his tent at Fort Kamehameha, an Army base adjacent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Breakfast would have to wait. It was Dec. 7, [...]