Posts Tagged ‘ Pearl Harbor ’

The best of the best: Mighty Mo in Tokyo Bay

August 30, 2020
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Today her decks are dry and her guns are silent.  She the symbol of the end of the world’s deadliest conflict in human history, the ship she stands sentinel over, the USS Arizona, a watery graveyard dated December 7, 1941. Her official Navy designation is the USS Missouri BB-63 but she was known to...

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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

May 24, 2020
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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

On this date in the spring of 1942 the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown was still three days away from completing her eighteen day voyage from her station in the Battle of Coral Sea to the dry dock awaiting her at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While the Coral Sea engagement was a strategic victory for the...

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As past again becomes present, future at stake

April 12, 2020
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It had been building for years. A government with increasingly imperialistic tendencies pushing and probing its neighbors and the world as to just what it could get away with. It’s refusal to acknowledge international boundaries and playing as loose as possible with existing trade agreements making each new year a year with increased tensions...

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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

December 4, 2016
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In a harbor called Pearl two grand ships guard the past

The keel of BB-39 was laid down in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 16, 1914, four months before the beginning of what we now refer to as World War I and more than three years before the United States would at last enter that “Great War” on April 6, 1917. Ironic by today’s...

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Remember them one, remember them all Pearl Harbor 2015

December 6, 2015
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Remember them one, remember them all  Pearl Harbor 2015

Tomorrow’s weather forecast for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7th, 2015, calls for mostly sunny skies, high of 83F, with easterly winds at a gentle 5 to 10 mph.   Sunrise at 6:57am, sunset at 5:50pm.  An almost identical forecast to the one far less sophisticated meteorologists distributed 74 years ago. But what the forecasters of...

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Our “too hard” is nothing to their sacrifice: Pearl Harbor at 73

December 7, 2014
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Our “too hard” is nothing to their sacrifice:  Pearl Harbor at 73

Every year at this time I ask readers to travel back to a time when in just two hours, the dreams of a nation were forever changed and the lives we live today were forged. But first, a view of the platform from which we will depart. On the rare occasion when I get...

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