Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Infamy - (Mostly) Reposted from 2008

On this day sixty-nine years ago my grandmother lost a son, my father lost a brother, the Marines lost a good man.

PFC Everett Ray ***** Jr. died serving his country without ever knowing we were at war. He only knew when he was supposed to drive the admiral's wife to her Bridge game the next week and when the last letter home was sent. Did he have a sweetheart that the family never got to meet? What were his dreams and goals?

Please remember him and the hundreds of other men who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, HI on December 7, 1941.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Thank you for this solemn reminder.
My Aunt Adelaide and her husband were in Pearl Harbor on this day visiting my cousin who was in the Navy. Thankfully they were all okay.
It was such a shock and so sad. My thoughts go out to you and your family.