It's Pearl Harbor Day.
It's Pearl Harbor Day.
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.
1st OLA, Battery A (Statehouse Battery)
30th OVI, Co. B
Thank a sailor today for your freedom.
US Naval Landing Party (www.usnlp.org)
Navy and Marine Living History Association
"George, you may be thankful that you can go to school instead of having the school houses used as Hospitals…And if you never see me again, remember that my advice was never to throw away three years of the best of youthful life in hunting for men with intent to kill."
William Clark Allen, Company K, 72nd Indiana Volunteers, December 21, 1862
Thanks sailor and ...soldier, marine, airmen and merchant marine.Originally Posted by Union Navy
And remember those defending us in the big sand box today as well. Freedom is not free.
8th FL / 13th IN
"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.
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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.
Peter Kappas, reenactor
63rd PVI Co. C
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.Originally Posted by Pete K
Originally Posted by Forquer
May he rest in peace.
Jeff L. Underwood
Company C. Chesapeake Volunteer Guard
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill