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  TED WALTHER

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Gentleman;
Today at 12:55 EST, I had the honor to attend the Pearl Harbor Rememberance Ceremony. While Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron One were the only PT Boats present at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th 1941, and the Gunners of PT 23 claimed the first two enemy planes shot down, there were thousands of heroes that day, so long ago. Of the original 194 survivors in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, only 12 survive and 8 men showed up to the ceremony, standing proud and tall.
I thought I would share these photos of the ceremony with you.
TED






Mr. Bill Muehleib, Peal Harbor Veteran PFC 44th Pursuit Sqdn. USAAC, delivers the opening remarks.


Mr. Bill Muehleib after ceremony, speaking with attendees.


LT GEN. John Paxton USMC, Commander, USMC Forces Command, (soon to be Asst Commandant of the marine Corps.), Speaks with a World War Two Marine Corps Veteran.






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PeterTareBuilder

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Thanks for sharing with us Ted.

Admiral Yamamoto, the planner of the Pearl Harbour attack prophesied that the attack would give Japan six months to grab territory befor being forced onto the defensive, He ws correct in that. Yamamoto was also correct, and history proves it, when he stated fter hearing about the attack, "I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."

I'm a Canadian but I still find the images of Pear HArbour and the Arizona Monument/War Grave very moving.

Cheers

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Will Day

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Many thanks, Ted.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Great shots Ted, thanks for sharing these with us...........


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Ted thanks for sharing with us. I was unable to attend a local PH Day event on Friday/7th where 4 veterans were able to attend, but went by to visit Mr. Arles Cole that evening. He is only 88 years old, and a Pearl Harbor Survivor who was aboard the USS West Virginia when it was hit.

He told his entire story to a radio station here in Tulsa. Listen to this link and if you feel so inclined, share it with others. It is an incredible firsthand account of what happened to him and at Pearl Harbor that morning of 7 Dec 1941. Not too many are left now. This is the best way to learn history.

http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/pearl-harbor-veteran-tells-riveting-story-survival/nTPc5/

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Tracy White

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 13, 2012 - 8:52am
Admiral Yamamoto, the planner of the Pearl Harbour attack prophesied that the attack would give Japan six months to grab territory befor being forced onto the defensive, He ws correct in that. Yamamoto was also correct, and history proves it, when he stated fter hearing about the attack, I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.

Untrue! A common missconception, unfortunately.

Please read this short thread on PearlHarborAttacked.com



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PeterTareBuilder2

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Interesting that the Sleeping Giant quote is erroneous but the Six Months one is pretty close to what was actually said.

Thanks for that link Tracy.

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