Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

Pearl Harbor at 80 and my Arizona three

December 7, 2021
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Spread across the top of the front page:  WAR EXTRA !  Underneath that banner:  THE CHICAGO SUN  Under the masthead:  U.S. – JAP WAR! At full broadsheet 17 x 22 size, the type immediately takes the reader back to a time when there were thousands more questions than answers.  When the American populace was...

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Holocaust: Seems we still haven’t learned

November 13, 2021
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We all, or we should, know the importance of the date of November 11th that appears each year on our calendars. Initially Armistice Day marking the end of World War I, it was rightfully changed to Veteran’s Day, honoring all veterans in 1954 when President Eisenhower signed into law the bill introduced by fellow...

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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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Remembering one war while we fight another

May 3, 2020
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This Friday May 8th, marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. VE Day. The day that the lights truly did go on again. After almost six years of an evil not seen since Genghis Khan, (1162 to 1227), Adolf Hitler was dead and peace was at hand....

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A time to choose: Fear or Freedom?

April 26, 2020
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When the lights go on again all over the world And the ships will sail again all over the world Then we’ll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing When the lights go on again all over the world (Songwriters: Bennie Benjamin / Sol Marcus / Eddie Seiler) Famed...

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