07 decembrie 2019

On Pearl Harbor anniversary, Baton Rouge woman recalls seeing attack from bedroom window

stripes.com

(Tribune News Service) — Seventy-eight years ago today, Lydia "Diane" Grant woke to the sound of a machine gun bullet smashing the wall above her bed. But disturbed sleep was the most minor casualty that day. The Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor. The long-time Baton Rouge resident, then the 14-year-old stepdaughter of a naval officer, witnessed the event that thrust the United States into World War II. It took a few moments to realize what was going on. Aircraft skimmed the tops of the palm [...]