Posts Tagged ‘ Pearl Harbor ’

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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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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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

December 4, 2013
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Pearl Harbor at 72, a point for all to remember

Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771 degrees W, identifies a single point on this planet of billions, but it is a point of profound importance on the timeline of American history. We can count on one hand our defining moments:  Boston Harbor, Yorktown, Gettysburg, Ground Zero and yes, Latitude 21.3679 degrees N, Longitude 157.9771...

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Pearl Harbor at 69: Can we survive the attack from within?

December 7, 2010
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Pearl Harbor at 69:  Can we survive the attack from within?

Three score and nine years ago today, morning colors across the United States Pacific fleet were violently interrupted by naval air forces of the empire of Japan. The underhanded nature of the attack stirred an anger in the American people not seen before and unleashed a wrath that would leave the Japanese admirals forever...

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