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#1 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:40 AM

I just got back from a visit to Hawaii to see my 97 year old Father In Law who is a Pearl Harbor survivor from the USS Honolulu.

While I was there he gave me this group of shrapnel he was given by a local person who picked it up on the street in Honolulu the morning after the attack.

The salt air is not kind to metal objects in Hawaii so you can see it has rusted a bit over the years,

Quite a few civilians were killed during the attack by falling ordnance and Japanese fire.


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#2 katieony

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

Kurt,

 

What interesting and historic relics!  Thanks for sharing!

 

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#3 silverplate

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:53 PM

What an incredible bit of history. Tangible reminders of the attack's impact all over Oahu. Thanks for sharing.



#4 trenchbuff

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

Amazing!  Glad they were past on to you so you can preserve the history. 



#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:33 AM

Great stuff! I have a uniform of a USS Honolulu Dec. 7th Vet.
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#6 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Great stuff! I have a uniform of a USS Honolulu Dec. 7th Vet.
BKW


Wouldn't happen to be named to Ray Emory?

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 77th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is around the corner. Remember Pearl Harbor.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

Very nice, looks just like the piece my grandfather kept from the attack.



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Posted 07 December 2019 - 08:54 AM

Back up in remembrance of the 78th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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