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  • Mark Levin: I've never heard Biden give a 'patriotic speech' in his life

    06/08/2024 8:34:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08, 2024 | Mark Levin
    Fox News host Mark Levin says President Biden's D-Day anniversary remarks 'will never go down as a great speech' on 'Life, Liberty & Levin.'
  • Proclamation 2527 and the Internment of Italian Americans

    05/15/2024 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Brooklyn Attitude · 10 replies
    The National WWII Museum ^ | December 13, 2021 | Stephanie Hinnershitz, PhD
    Hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in San Jose, California arrested Filippo Molinari, an Italian immigrant who sold subscriptions to L’Italia, a popular newspaper in his Italian American community. While held in custody, Molinari asked why he was being detained, only to be told that his arrest was “by order of the President.” A few days later, FBI agents forced Molinari and approximately 500 other “enemy aliens”—including more Italian nationals as well as Japanese and German immigrants from California—onto a train bound for an internment center in Missoula, Montana. Later, Molinari recalled how cold...
  • Mayor Blangiardi signs bill declaring Honolulu a 'Purple Heart City'

    05/05/2024 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    KHON2 News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Emily Cervantes
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 7, declaring the City and County of Honolulu a “Purple Heart City” to honor recipients of the Purple Heart. The bill was passed on April 17 and was signed on Friday. According to the City and County of Honolulu, those who were injured, wounded, or died in the line of duty receive the Purple Heart for their bravery and sacrifice. “I’m just really grateful to all of you, not only for your service and what you represent but for having the opportunity to become a Purple Heart City and all that...
  • Lou Conter, Last Survivor of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack, Dies at 102

    04/01/2024 2:11:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/1 | Audrey McAvoy
    Lou Conter, the last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 102. Conter passed away on Monday at his home in Grass Valley, California, following congestive heart failure, his daughter, Louann Daley said, adding she was beside him along with two of her brothers, James and Jeff. The Arizona lost 1,177 sailors and Marines in the 1941 attack that launched the United States into World War II. The battleship’s dead account for nearly half of those killed in the attack.
  • Lou Conter, last living USS Arizona survivor after Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

    04/01/2024 1:13:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2024 | Cecilio Padilla
    The sole living survivor from the sinking of the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack that brought the US into World War II has now died. Lou Conter, who lived in Grass Valley, was 20 years old at the time of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. There were 2,403 Americans killed in the attack – including 1,177 of Arizona's crew. Conter was one of the only 335 officers and crewmen who survived. Over the years, Conter shared his experiences and visited Hawaii for remembrance ceremonies. "Minute it happened, we sounded general quarters and they were in there and...
  • 8 decades later, remains of a Virginia sailor killed in Pearl Harbor are identified

    03/31/2024 7:11:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    npr ^ | 03/30/2024 | Juliana Kim
    David Walker from Norfolk, Va., was 19 years old when Japanese torpedoes sunk his battleship at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Walker was presumed dead following the attack on the Hawaii naval base, but his body was never recovered — that is, until recently. Officials announced on Thursday that Walker's remains were finally accounted for, thanks to scientists at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) whose mission is to recover and return missing service members from past conflicts. In a news release, the DPAA said that in 2018, military officials exhumed the unidentified remains of 25 people who were from Walker's...
  • Dick Higgins, Bend’s much-beloved and honored Pearl Harbor survivor, passes at 102; public memorial service set

    03/23/2024 3:02:31 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 22 replies
    KTVZ ^ | March 19, 2024 | Barney Lerten
    Dick Higgins, the Bend resident and Pearl Harbor survivor whose public appearances and first-person recollections of that infamous day – Dec. 7, 1941 – became ever more special with every day, week and year, passed away early Tuesday at the age of 102, his grieving yet grateful family announced."Gramps went home to be with Jesus this morning. He was a humble, generous, funny and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. This community has celebrated and honored him and we are forever grateful for the impact he has made on all of us. At 102 years old, we have...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • Battle of Midway: Repairing the Yorktown After the Battle of the Coral Sea

    01/18/2024 8:08:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 80 replies
    Defense Media Network ^ | May 26, 2012 | Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    Dated May 25 and delivered by plane while the Yorktown was about a hundred miles from Oahu, the report that Nimitz read was sobering...One day ahead of schedule, on May 27, the Yorktown limped into Pearl Harbor. The next morning, after Nimitz had cut orders voiding the safety rule of spending a day purging her tanks of stored aviation fuel, the Yorktown eased into Drydock Number One. The caissons closed behind her, and pumps began draining out the water. With at least a foot of water still remaining in the drydock, men in waders gathered to inspect the hull. One...
  • Last survivor of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona remembers the 'awful devastation' of Japanese attack that killed 1,177 of his shipmates as battleship went up in flames

    12/08/2023 5:02:55 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/2023 | KAMAL SULTAN
    The last remaining survivor of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona has recalled the 'awful destruction' inflicted by the Japanese attack that killed 1,177 of his shipmates. Louis A. Conter, now aged 102, was just 20 years old when Japan's warplanes entered the sky above the US naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. 'Aloha. There's one thing you've got to remember and that's to remember Pearl Harbor,' he said on Thursday in a taped message used to commemorate the 'Day of Infamy's' anniversary. A 1,760-pound armor-piecing bomb struck the USS Arizona leaving nearly 1,200 dead when the ship sank. The...
  • Live report from Pearl Harbor; honoring the 82d anniversary of the “”Day that will live in infamy.”

    12/07/2023 11:36:41 AM PST · by j.havenfarm · 23 replies
    Good morning all from Pearl Harbor, where the 82d anniversary ceremony has just concluded. It’s a beautiful morning here, just as it was that terrible Sunday when the attack began at 7:55 a.m. A moving ceremony, with all branches of the services represented, a fly by with missing man formation, and the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur passed in review and rendered honors. Six Pearl Harbor survivors were in attendance and honored this morning. Unfortunately, my friend Lou Conter, last survivor of the USS Arizona, aged 102, was not able to attend, though his grand nephew, Ray Hower, delivered stirring...
  • Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

    12/07/2023 10:16:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/07/23 | James Perloff
    Comprehensive research has shown not only that Washington knew in advance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but that it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II.On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, shattering the peace of a beautiful Hawaiian morning and leaving much of the fleet broken and burning. The destruction and death that the Japanese military visited upon Pearl Harbor that day — 18 naval vessels (including eight battleships) sunk...
  • Veteran’s Day and Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2023 8:55:34 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 13 replies
    self | Dec 7, 20231 | Self
    This year I went to the Veteran’s Day celebration at my grandkids school, which does an outstanding job. I sat next to a 103 year old survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. He was a PBY crewman, and somehow made it through the entire war. These reconnaissance aircraft were so vulnerable, that the squadron in the Guadalcanal area said their call sign of NNOK stood for “notify next of kin”. Neither of us could hear that well even with hearing aids, but we two Navy men had a grand time.Winston Churchill’s assessment of the attack is found on page 606...
  • The 82nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the Day of the Lord!

    12/07/2023 6:43:54 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/7/23
    Today (December 7th) marks the 82nd year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor naval base. How sad that this date - which would live in infamy - has been nearly forgotten by toady's American population and especially our youth. Tragically it has been the successful revision of our American history by the Left and the evils of it that has made us weak and vulnerable to a present day "Pearl Harbor" of EXPONENTIAL proportions (Rev. 6). It was under the deception of peace and negotiations that Japan struck without warning. To set the stage for 1941, tensions were high...
  • December 7, 1941

    12/07/2023 5:50:35 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 18 replies
    7 December 2023 | me
    Let us remember the 2,403 Americans were killed in the surprise attack by the Japanese fleet on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. Navy: 2,008 souls lost Army: 254 souls lost Marine Corps: 73 souls lost Civilians: 68 souls lost. U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club Tribute to Pearl Harbor: Eternal Father, Strong to Save: The Navy Hymn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 U.S. Military Academy Glee Club: Mansions of the Lord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jccNoxn1HoU
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ 07 December 2023

    12/06/2023 6:04:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS...
  • ‘I owe them’: At 103, Pearl Harbor survivor makes trip to honor comrades lost in Dec. 7 attacks

    12/05/2023 4:35:58 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 4, 2023 | Jim Mendoza
    [Video] Schab has returned for the 82nd commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Pearl Harbor survivor “Ike” Schab is back in Honolulu. The 103-year-old was greeted with applause Sunday as he got off his flight from Portland. Schab has returned for the 82nd commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack. It’s a trip that almost didn’t happen because of an illness, but Schab was determined to make it to this year’s ceremony. While it’s been more than eight decades since the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec. 7 still brings back his memories of being there. ”And they’re not necessarily...
  • The Capitol Insurrection Tour (StevenVoiceOver)

    03/09/2023 8:19:31 AM PST · by xzins · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 Mar 23
    The capitol insurrection tour. LOL! https://twitter.com/i/status/1633218199981375489
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil ~PRAYER~ DECEMBER 7th, 2022. PEARL HARBOR DAY. LET US REMEMBER, AND NEVER FORGET.

    12/07/2022 1:10:39 AM PST · by Norski · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic Intercessors ^ | December 7th, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, Religious Freedom and the Media. :I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.: (1 Timothy 2:1-2) - - - - - - - - - - - Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. - - - - - - - -...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ 08 December 2022

    12/07/2022 6:00:18 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 ~ On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS...