Battleship Row: The Story of the Battleships of Pearl Harbor

Friends of Padre Steve’s World
I hope that you are having a good night. Today was busy, more work on Gettysburg articles and other work duties and I spent the afternoon with my new primary care provider. Finally after years of trying it looks like I may get a number of different sleep studies as was as an evaluation for TBI or a Concussion Syndrome. It was really great to have a doctor who spent the time to listen and take action. Since the past few nights have been filled with vivid nightmares it is nice to after so long to finally be heard. Now if only all the consults get approved…As I mentioned last night this Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. This is another of my older articles about that attack. This one is about the Battleships that were moored on Battleship Row that were the focus of the Japanese attack. The story of these ships is a testimony to the bravery and courage of their crews, not only on December 7th 1941 but during the salvage operations and when each ship with the exception of the Arizona and Oklahoma reentered the fight against the Axis powers.
Have a great night,
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“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost.” Except of President Franklin D Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Speech December 8th 1941


Today is the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and as we were then we are at war. Of course it is not the same kind of war and most Americans live in the illusion of peace which makes it even more important to remember that terribly day of infamy.

I remember reading Walter Lord’s classic and very readable book about Pearl Harbor “Day of Infamy” when I was a 7th grade student at Stockton Junior High School…

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