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    Default To some degree, I was conceived…

    And I am here living at the age of 65 because of Pearl Harbor.

    So long ago, but so much of today’s America is shaped by December 7, 1941.

    Jeff C
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    Conceived, but not misconcieved. Thank God.
    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

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    "A day that shall live in infamy"
    \"Of all the things I\'ve lost, I miss my mind the most.\"

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    American public action is "dastardly" hard to move so a few thousand paid the price that day.

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    Default Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    I have a distant cousin in an aft compartment on the Arizona, but we still watched "1941" last night just for perspective.

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    My dads battleship was supposed to be at Pearl, but got 'bumped', another docked instead. Rather seriously influenced my course.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    In memory of Pearl Harbor and our friend Jack Dillon......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandlapper View Post
    American public action is "dastardly" hard to move so a few thousand paid the price that day.
    I don’t understand.
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Well, I'm probably here because of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. My father was on an aircraft carrier off Japan getting ready for the invasion which never happened.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    My dad was working on THE BOMB, although it wasn’t till 1960 that he learned that what he worked on was part of it. Climax Molybdenum, Detroit MI. He was told he was researching an alloy that had to do with naval gun barrels.
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Pretty sure only sex was involved for me.

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    I was conceived and born smack dab in the middle, in 1943, (as was my boat). Guess people needed something to do to keep their minds off the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    The word 'dastardly' might be borrowed from FDR. He might be referring to the argument that FDR had advanced knowledge of an attack, but purposefully did nothing.
    Very close, although I don't believe FDR had real knowledge of the attack and the mood of the people was not seen as ready for war. I'm sure he welcomed it but the naval sacrifice was higher than he wished. Those of us who watched war materiel being freighted on extremely long trains toward shipping ports for England knew war was coming and inevitable.

    Japan had to react to our restriction of their basic supplies and they did react in the only meaningful way open to them. As I watched a large number of B25's gather and fly at a local Columbia, SC airbase, I knew we were making plans for something but not what it might be.

    A visit to the Arizona memorial was far more powerful than I imagined it might be.

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    I Catholic Ireland where holding hands before marriage was banned, I was miraculously born six months after my parents married.
    Nobody blinked.
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    One of my Aunt's was born on 7th Dec 1941.
    Her name is Pearl.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Well, I'm still wondering what Pearl Harbour has to do with a conception in 1956 or 7?
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    Delayed chemotaxis.

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