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|12-07-2017 04:23 AM|
|jwight||Bump for 2017.|
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|12-07-2014 03:33 PM|
|NCC1701||Turner Classic Movies (TCM) airing 1943 Movie, "December 7th", starting now.|
|12-07-2014 11:43 AM|
|jwight||Another December 7th.|
|12-14-2011 12:35 PM|
i remember a few Japanese nationals in attendance when the Enola Gay exhibit opened at the Smithsonian. To them; it was not much more than a history lesson.
Happy belated birthday , The Rig
|12-13-2011 04:17 PM|
There are still many Japanese WWII vets around, as so many Japanese were conscripted for home defense as the war effort moved closer and closer to the Home Islands.
As the son of a Pacific Theatre bomber pilot, I was deeply honored to be asked if I would like to join with several of those Japanese veterans to pray for peace, that day in the Yakusuni Shrine.
And FWIW, the date of my birth is December 7th.
|12-12-2011 07:53 AM|
|jwight||Here's an amazing site, the Hawaii War Records Depository (HWRD):Hawaii War Records Depository Photos|
|12-09-2011 10:47 AM|
Dad likes Japan
Like here, I wonder how many of Japanese WWII veterans are still around.
|12-07-2011 08:36 PM|
|NCC1701||War sucks. No room for debate. It should always be a last resort, never an aggression.|
|12-07-2011 07:46 PM|
It's a strange world we live in. On December 7, 1941, the American view of Japan was of anger and hate over the attack.
My Father served in the Pacific during WW II and he spoke of having to deal with the endless bombings from the Japanese Aircraft. In his words, "It was as if they were trying to sink the whole island we were on."
After the war he was sent into Japan with the Army of Occupation and his view of the people changed radically. Today, most of us would not even think of speaking ill of today's people of Japan.
All I can say is it was a different world back then and those who where there in the heat of action will not be forgotten.
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