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Pearl Harbors then and now

Posted By Phineas On December 7, 2012 @ 1:01 pm In Al Qaeda,History,September 11,War on Terror | Comments Disabled

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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])


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URLs in this post:

[1] Aviation History: http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/pearl.htm

[2] Naval Historical Center: http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html

[3] September 11th News: http://www.september11news.com/AttackImages.htm

[4] Aspersions: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:September_11th_WTC_View_From_Jersey_City_9-2001.jpg

[5] Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pentagon_on_9.11.jpg

[6] Lt. John William Finn: http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/12/lt_john_william_finn_pearl_har.asp

[7] Public Secrets: http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com