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Pearl Harbor hits close to home

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Seventy years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor at the Hawaiian Islands. Throughout the years, that attack has been labeled a “sneak attack.”

Leading up to the Dec.7 attack, there were many indicators that an attack was a probability. Pertinent information that would have alerted the commanders in Hawaii was not transmitted with priority. Therefore, the important warnings were too late to be helpful.

I was 9 years old, with two of my five brothers old enough to volunteer their time for military duty. It appeared that everyone was patriotic and anxious to serve their country.

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