JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/12/remembering-pearl-harbor-day.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1260190998-617362  Rich at Mon, 07 Dec 2009 13:03:18 +0000

They also have a museum of sorts at Pearl Harbor. Not large but with lots of interesting displays, artifacts and more related to the attack, with people to explain it. I highly recommend it.

jsid-1260202745-617373  Sarah at Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:19:05 +0000

I've been to both museums, and they're terrific. The one in Fredericksburg is top-notch. The local Pacific War re-enactment group also puts on a fabulous show on the rare occasions they do it.

Next time you're in the area, Kevin, come and stay with us and we'll take you to Fredericksburg, our treat.

jsid-1260235922-617408  randy at Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:32:02 +0000

Museums are neat, but try living and working in buildings that were there that day, and still have pockmarks from machine gun and cannon fire.

My shooting range had the Kole Kole pass as a backdrop.

I administered a re-enlistment oath to my NCOIC one quiet morning on the Arizona memorial. At about the time of day the first planes started their attack runs.

I don't know about ghosts, but I have felt the spirit of the men that fought and died there that day. I am not worthy, but I was motivated to try to live up their levels of service.

jsid-1260256157-617428  Larry at Tue, 08 Dec 2009 07:09:17 +0000

It's a fantastic museum and it's difficult to do it justice in only one day if you're they when they're doing the re-enactments (my wife and I were their with my parents last Veterans Day). Some of the artifacts they have are simply incredible -- Saburo Sakai's flight helmet with the bullet hole and his blood from the fight over Guadalcanal when he had to fly his crippled Zero alone back to Rabaul while slipping in and out of consciousness and blind in one eye.

Some of the items Ens. George Gay had with him in the ocean at Midway, and on and on. Plus the big equipment items, not all of which were on display when we were there because of construction of the new wing.

It's definitely worth the trip, and at the right time of year, the Texas hill country isn't bad, either.

jsid-1260288788-617441  spearweasel at Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:13:08 +0000

It is a fantastic museum, but the location is jarring in an amusing sort of way - a museum devoted to a naval war, in the middle of Central Texas (no water in site), in a little German town.

jsid-1260292317-617448  Kevin Baker at Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:11:57 +0000

Well, it IS where Nimitz was born!

jsid-1260468789-617612  tired dog at Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:13:09 +0000

We just had another Dec 7; this one will be more destructive than the Japs ever thought they could be. EPA declares your breath (aka-plantfood) a dangerous pollutant that must be reduced via more taxing and regulating. A day that should live in infamy, with its progenitors pilloried for their attack on our lives and fortunes (well, whatever bit of fortune we retain).

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