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.