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WWII Navy Vet Describes The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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I had the duty of The Senate group talk to watch the trick shot in the dark with the rifling a walk down Chase rats going up the lines and stuff like that, just got to keep your busy I guess and this is a sub tender the ship you're on the daily that we have to sub range alongside the top dog in the Ohl yet all at T. and you both That was our squandered but I everybody else, Tony Bela story in Leddy Olofsson, Cole Vernon, all of both summation Avery until they got drunk, there were a comeback and utter will look time anyway I see him go up again when they were, be imported Kuntz again way of thinker they were really because you're out there on Watch, we all these guys coming back from a night on the town Oh yeah, so I thought well, I'm probably glad I didn't get inner could rather been untroubled anyway you know the way I felt so, like Vienna watch that motion, boring but the next morning, my job and the kid layup lead, our job was to go up in the Gary Walker mid coffee solo when these clowns got up these both amaze got up they could go to gear locker net coffee that was our job I became a Seaman second class that that time so I got up early in went up on deck and made the coffee and what I could by the gear a lot seeing these planes come around, from The over top of somebody spirited over top of us and the hell's going on here or there for went pretty low and all of a sudden I hear a Bigger explosion I look across Ford Island where the battle shifts Werner to big Plouffe of, small kind of thing it, they beat or just playing around the assault and a couple more come overnight the known they're not playing around this is serious and it came from the East, right over there so based very Ks, and we were close enough the doctor, close enough to say but so based Verret are three short Billing that they couldn't say we're name in for us anyway I mean they were going from the babble ships, and the dried, rover there so I went double not toll Tony us that you know Tony you better get up get tired, get up here said, okay go to lead to a los the Frenchman on a said you're going to get tougher because of stuff going on up their lotta noise and from smoke and everything so he said get out of there too so lamp slate gets off a nice what's going on I said I don't know, so anyway, I find what now shook the ball kind of threw a Tony you've got to get up not shook is bone, and he jumped up low they're not runner up the ladder so he could gets me any chase the upper Ernie when he got up to topple Larry says, holy, and here comes Leddy Ohl it's up very goal drop interests given eased everything in well, they went, somebody excelled a general quarter together in the Lauren that they sound I was back on a quarterback someplace so he set me back there telly off the deck so I go back there any offered like other forty-five and it showed, forty-five with each play him, and of, they finally got Oleg of the M.U. this a lot of the when we got to three INTs guns and forward and I think two after Kimmer Mcdonough five mention offer him a rather at just three , never fired him, Lott was on her we never fired him