Pearl Harbor day
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
Did anyone recall this was Pearl Harbor day? Just another day for most. but perhaps the biggest event of this century. Even larger with more ramifications than 9-11. Suppose I'M the only one on the board who remembers that day that will live in Infamy. God bless all the lives that were lost in WW 2 :!
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 5 years ago
Seems like there was more interest this year nationwide (TV etc) and locally here in ND then there has been in the last few years. Maybe that was because it was the 75th Anniversary.
In my life, I grew up always hearing about Pearl Harbor and it was a big thing to me at that time because it was to my parents and their generation. Then Kennedy was assassinated and that was the defining moment of my generation. The end of Camelot and we grew up to reality. 9-11 happened at it blotted out Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination. Hopefully as time goes by all of these events will be given the attention and reflection of the nation they deserve.
As a side note my Aunt Francis Sonsalla of Marmarth, ND was a naval officer nurse at Pearl at the time of the bombing. She never talked about it. She wrote a book about her life as a female officer in the Navy. There was only one paragraph in it about Pearl Harbor.
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Posted by David Schott (+17407) 5 years ago
Reply to ike eichler (#369559)
Ike, where were you when you found out about the attack on Pearl Harbor? It was a Sunday morning, perhaps like all good South Dakotans you were at church. I imagine people were glued to the radio to get details. Tell us about your memories of the day.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
David,

Not sure this is the place to recall that day, but you asked. For some reason we had stayed in town from the ranch the night B/4. After a rare town breakfast we were driving down main street and had the radio on in our 1940 Ford when we first learned of the attack, remember crying that now Dad would have to go to war. Yes, I suppose all over town people were glued to their radios in a state of shock.
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Posted by David Schott (+17407) 5 years ago
Thanks, Ike. Did your dad wind up having to go to war? My dad would have been 19 at the time. He was drafted 3 times but failed his physical all 3 times due to a heart murmur (I believe it was a leaky valve). He wound up in Seattle working for Isaacson Iron Works during WWII.


Former site of Isaacson Iron Works, 8531 E Marginal Way S, Seattle
The property was used from 1942-1965 for fabrication of structural steel, tractor and road equipment. Operations at the site included forging and heat-treating by Isaacson Iron Works, which operated as a U.S. naval vessel manufacturer.


Photo from Washington State Department of Ecology
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 5 years ago
All the news sources I saw (real news, not faux news) mentioned it. It was front page of the Star.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
David,

No, my dad did not go to WW 2. He had a sheep ranch and my mother was crippled from polio so he was declared essential to the war effort.

Our Miles City "Historian" gets some of the news from the "Huffington" Post among her favorite news sources. Even they mentioned Pearl Harbor as an aside to a swipe at Newt.

Still smile at her comment several years ago about a similar post I made re Pearl Harbor and The American official start of WW 2. She replied, "If you want to be picky, the start of WW 2 was with the assassination of Crown Prince Ferdinand"
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 5 years ago
Jesus Christ Ike, why do you get to have it both ways? Is this thread supposed to be a heartfelt remembrance of Pearl Harbor, or does it just belong to conservatives and dirty commies like Ammorette can procreate off?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17660) 5 years ago
I am currently in the greater Denver area on business, and yesterday had a chance to visit with my mom and sister. Pearl Harbor did come up as a topic, and my mom gave us a little family history. She said it was a very warm day in December, and that after the news, 5 of my mother's uncles went down and signed up with the military to go fight in the war. Only one actually saw combat, and he was wounded at Okinawa. Of the remaining four, one was sent to India to repair planes, another to Alaska to work on radar installations, one was in bean counter, and I believe the last was in the merchant marines (Ingrid can correct me if I got that wrong). Great to hear about our family volunteering like that, and that they all came home. My grandfather was a Great War vet, so he was too long in the tooth for WWII.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
Bridgier,

No surprise that you would chime in with your usual caustic sarcastic wise azz post that is only "cute" in your own mind. Looking back, when was the last time you posted an original topic?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 5 years ago
I wasn't trying to be cute or a wise ass, I was just wondering why you get to be disrespectful to Amorette for her input to a thread that you initially wanted to be reverential towards the events of 1942.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
Killing two birds with one stone. A reply to you and a remember of her posts on the same topic several years ago. This time Faux news vs Huffington post. BTW Pearl Harbor day was December 7 1941 a little short of 1942. If the archives go back that far check the Pearl Harbor topic then.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 5 years ago
Bridgier.

Amorette wrecked Ike's thread by injecting her usual inane drivel. Ike was totally justified delivering the disrespect she so richly deserves.

Then you just had to make it worse with your ignorance.

Read a history book.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 5 years ago
Ike, sorry, yes - 1941.
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Posted by David Schott (+17407) 5 years ago
Here's the thread, Ike, if you really want to read it again:

https://milescity.com/for...ew/67707/1

Ike, you seem to think there is a lack of attention paid to Pearl Harbor Day. It's a hot topic for you. What do you think should be done on Pearl Harbor Day to give it proper recognition?
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Posted by ike eichler (+1232) 5 years ago
Have tried to compose and answer to David 3 or 4 time but as soon as I hit next the message disappears ?
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Posted by David Schott (+17407) 5 years ago
I'll blame that on Larry.
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