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#4499403 - 12/07/19 06:42 AM Lest We Forget...  
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#4499404 - 12/07/19 08:14 AM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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#4499410 - 12/07/19 12:19 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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#4499412 - 12/07/19 12:44 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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In another 50 years Pearl Hr will be largely forgotten just as Trafalgar Day is in Britain. WW1 is already fading into history


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#4499414 - 12/07/19 12:47 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Yeah Archie you're right..Only Vets seem to pause on certain days


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#4499421 - 12/07/19 03:22 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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I second and third that.

#4499423 - 12/07/19 03:37 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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There are now only three remaining USS Arizona survivors: Don Stratton (97), Lou Conter (98), and Ken Potts (98).

Survivor Lauren Bruner passed in September and his ashes are being laid to rest aboard the wreck of Arizona (BB-39) today.

His will be the last survivor remains interred aboard ship as the remaining three survivors wish to be laid to rest with family.

#4499425 - 12/07/19 03:40 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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My mom lost a good friend there.

Just read this this AM.

On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.

He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving both wives. He worked for a refrigeration company for nearly four decades.

This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes inside the battleship’s wreckage, which sits in Pearl Harbor where it sank during the attack 78 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The Southern California man will be the 44th and last crew member to be interred in accordance with this rare Navy ritual. The last three living Arizona survivors plan to be laid to rest with their families.


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"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum

#4499432 - 12/07/19 04:33 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Good post Nixer and Salute to a life well lived


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#4499439 - 12/07/19 05:30 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Also don't forget that the Philippines, Guam, and Wake were also hit within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor. They may be listed as December 8th, but only because the international date line lies between Hawaii and the other islands. All of that happened around the same time on the same day.


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