Posts Tagged ‘ Pearl Harbor ’

Will we never learn?

December 11, 2021
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This past week marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor what is known to history as the “Date which will live in infamy.” This coming week marks the 77th anniversary of the beginning of Hitler’s Ardennes offensive known to history as the Battle of the Bulge. Two battles three years...

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Let none remain unknown

December 6, 2020
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Type “Pearl Harbor vet returns home Joplin Globe” into Google and the headlines and their stories pop up, one after another: Funeral planned for Baxter Springs sailor who died at Pearl Harbor (Sep 2, 2020) BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — A Baxter Springs sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor and who...

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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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Doolittle Raiders mission complement again complete

April 17, 2019
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At 7:30 a.m. this past Tuesday, with his daughter and son by his side, Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, a true “great” of the Greatest Generation died and joined his comrades in arms of 75 years past. The last surviving member of the 80 men who made up the famous Doolittle raid over...

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