Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, and if our dear readers will indulge me, I'd like to honor my cousin, Richard Ward, who died heroically 64 years ago today and was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously.
"For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. When it was seen that the U.S.S. Oklahoma was going to capsize and the order was given to abandon ship, WARD remained in a turret holding a flashlight so the remainder of the turret crew could see to escape, thereby sacrificing his own life."
Peace, everyone. Link

(Today would be a good day to send a uke to a soldier.)

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