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December 7 1941
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 Posted: Wed Dec 7th, 2016 10:36 AM
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Pearl Harbor The Untold Story History Channel Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElUjSJRR1ZE



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 Posted: Wed Dec 7th, 2016 01:10 PM
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December 7, 1906 was my the day my maternal Grandmother was born. 1941 really screwed things up for the family. Pearl Harbor got personal, really quickly.
She didn't care much for the Japanese for the rest of her life, and she wasn't somebody who "hated".



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One of many.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/06/pearl-harbor-survivor-what-saw-aboard-uss-arizona-on-december-7-1941.html



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My Mom was born 12/07/1916. Never cared for the Japanese after that one bit. Heard the story regularly about the Japanese ruining her birthday forever. Most of the men I knew growing up were involved somehow in the war effort. It shaped how we looked at world politics.



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daboone wrote:
Pearl Harbor The Untold Story History Channel Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElUjSJRR1ZE


I watched it. Pretty good.



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Will never buy a Jap. car.



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At the age of 16 (dad lied about age) my dad met his first Japanese soldier on the island of Leyte, in the Phillipines. He promptly shot and killed him. He related stories of what the Japanese soldiers would do to American Soldiers they captured or killed. The stories were not pretty.

He said the biggest surprise his squad had, was meeting 100's of Japanese soldiers and every one was over 6' tall. They were Royal Marines, and to the man, they fought until they were dead. He said he gained respect for those Royal Marines, but he would never eat Jap food, nor own a Jap Auto.

He got mad at me when I was younger, and I bought a new Kawasaki KZ-1000. He was ecstatic when I sold it 2 years later, after a close friend was killed on his bike. I have not owned a Japanese vehicle since. Out of respect for my dad, and the many men that lost their lives fighting them. I do like Sushi though..lol



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I guess we all have different perspectives.

My dad served in China and received a Purple Heart and a
Silver Star. Never talked about his WW11 experience except to tell how he made coffee and flew a Piper Cub. He did buy Japanese cars and trucks. My best childhood friend's dad was a member of the Go For Broke 442nd. He didn't talk about his experience either.



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I think we have done bad things just the same. sometimes to our own people.
I have nothing against a different race. I would think there are many Japanese that did not like the war just like many Americans did not like it.

I really hate new GM stuff taking a bailout .. you are a wealthy company and profited every year and you have 1 bad year and you cry to mommy and want money .

You can have your new GM junk that holds NO value.

Mechanic perspective of course..I get tired of towing people home with their busted new stuff.

Last edited on Wed Dec 14th, 2016 12:12 PM by swampratt



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Had a retired Colonel who used to buy WWI aircraft models from me. he was about 30 years older than me. I asked him why he liked aviation, and if he was involved in the AAC back when he was active in WWII. He told me he was a young Lieutenant in the First Filipino Scouts in late 1940. He had wrangled a transfer to the AAC, and was scheduled to leave the Philippines in February,1941, and had been accepted for flight training. The events of December 1941 kinda put a stop to his plans. He ended up being captured at the end, he spent a day on the Bataan death march. As he says it, he was "young, stupid, and thought himself immortal". Went around a bend in the road, out of sight from the guards for a few seconds, and went up the slope n the edge of the road. Successfully hid out from the guards, worked his way back to the areas he knew from the Scouts, and ended up hooking up with guerillas for the next three years in the mountains.
He downplayed it, but I always believed he was a hero for his actions. He never told me if he was decorated for his actions.
RIP, Col. Mailhu.



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