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flattop32355
12-07-2006, 03:47 PM
It's Pearl Harbor Day.

HighPrvt
12-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Hoorah!!!!!!

Forquer
12-07-2006, 04:24 PM
Sadly, according to the AP, Ken Taylor died on November 25th, at the age of 86. He was one of the AAC pilots who managed to get off the ground on Dec. 7th and has been depicted in more than a couple of the films made about Pearl harbor but, most notably, "Tora, Tora, Tora." He and his wingman, George Welch were two of the first decorated heroes of the war. Taylor splashed 2 Japanese aircraft that day and for that action earned the DFC and Purple Heart.

YOS,

GAF

Union Navy
12-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Thank a sailor today for your freedom.

Trooper Graham
12-07-2006, 05:24 PM
Thank a sailor today for your freedom.

Thanks sailor and ...soldier, marine, airmen and merchant marine.

toptimlrd
12-07-2006, 06:06 PM
And remember those defending us in the big sand box today as well. Freedom is not free.

Frenchie
12-07-2006, 07:25 PM
"And we promise to remember
The seventh of December!
We are the Seabees of the Navy
Bees of the seven seas!"
-- from The Seabee Song

As she was the auxiliary flagship for Commander Atlantic Fleet, a radio aboard the sloop USS Constellation gave the first news of the attack on Pearl Harbor to the Atlantic fleets. Constellation was launched just east of Fell's Point, Maryland in 1854 and served throughout the War of the Rebellion.

327 foot USCG cutter Taney fired back at the attacking Japanese aircraft from her berth in Pearl Harbor and was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony in 1945. Taney is named for Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the beginning of the War. Taneytown, Maryland is named for his family.

Both ships now call Baltimore's Inner Harbor home.

Pete K
12-08-2006, 02:25 PM
I grew up as the neighbor of a Pearl Harbor vet. Cpl. Emil DeMacio, U.S.Army was a musican at the air field. He had his saxaphone in his hand and a dress uniform on before the chaplain's services. His band grabbed rifles and joined the fight. After the day's actions ended he told me the band was put on report for getting their dress unifroms dirty. The confusion of war.

Trooper Graham
12-08-2006, 04:19 PM
I grew up as the neighbor of a Pearl Harbor vet. Cpl. Emil DeMacio, U.S.Army was a musican at the air field. He had his saxaphone in his hand and a dress uniform on before the chaplain's services. His band grabbed rifles and joined the fight. After the day's actions ended he told me the band was put on report for getting their dress unifroms dirty. The confusion of war.

That confusion is that last minute of the last day of peace and the first minute of the first day of war. Strange though, the same happens when it's the last minute of war and the first minute of peace. Totally different armies and very few can serve and survive in both.

ejazzyjeff
12-08-2006, 07:51 PM
Sadly, according to the AP, Ken Taylor died on November 25th, at the age of 86. He was one of the AAC pilots who managed to get off the ground on Dec. 7th and has been depicted in more than a couple of the films made about Pearl harbor but, most notably, "Tora, Tora, Tora." He and his wingman, George Welch were two of the first decorated heroes of the war. Taylor splashed 2 Japanese aircraft that day and for that action earned the DFC and Purple Heart.

YOS,

GAF


May he rest in peace.