Matthew R. Perry

I Don’t Remember Pearl Harbor — But I Will Remember

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2006 at 5:34 pm

Thirty years before I was born, a travesty happened to propel us into the Second World War — that travesty was the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.  This attack galvanized a generation to stand up and fight for the freedoms of our country.  I don’t remember the event of Pearl Harbor, but I will remember her lessons!

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  1. America’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 100th year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, USN (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, “The Day of Infamy”, Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

    ‘Navy Centenarian Sailor’, 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio ‘Jay’ Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.) is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat radioman/gunner in the 1920s/1930s air squadrons of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).

    Visit my photo album tribute to these veteran shipmates:

    http://news.webshots.com/album/141695570BONFYl

    http://news.webshots.com/album/123286873BFAAiq

    San Diego, California

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