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Pearl Harbors then and now

**Posted by Phineas

In the last surprise attack on American soil before 9/11, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor:

The end of the USS Arizona

(Credit: Aviation History [1])

My grandfather was a Petty Officer aboard the USS Nevada during the battle. Below are a couple of pictures of his ship under attack, the only battleship to get underway that day:

…and…

Grandpa was having a bad day

(Both photos credit: Naval Historical Center [2])

As you can see, they had been hit pretty hard. Thankfully, Grandpa survived.

Eleven years ago, we were hit by another fascist enemy, with casualties 25% higher than Pearl Harbor:

(credit: September 11th News [3])

…and…

(Credit: Aspersions [4])

…and…

(Scene at the Pentagon. Credit: US Navy via Wikimedia [5])

Our grandfathers finished their job. Let’s not do any less, shall we?

RELATED: The story of Lt. John William Finn [6], the last surviving Medal of Honor winner from Pearl Harbor.

NOTE: This is a republishing of a post I make every Pearl Harbor Day.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets [7])