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Where were you ... the day Pearl
Harbor was attacked?

Star Press [Muncie IN], by John Carlson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/7/2012 3:33:13 AM

MUNCIE — They are the seminal events in our history — the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — by which whole generations of us mark our place in the story of America. For those we’ve come to embrace as The Greatest Generation, who brought us through the Great Depression and then World War II, it’s the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After it, nothing in this world would ever be the same again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/7/2012 4:11:21 AM     (No. 9052983)

Not that I´m a conspiracy nut or anything but I´ll always believe FDR let Pearl harbor happen so he had a good enough excuse to get into WWII.All the major news rags in the country were anti-war,especially the Slimes who kept saying it was Europe´s war and we should stay out. FDR knew about the Nazi death camps and that didn´t bother him.

From what I gather pearl harbor should never have happened anyway. They had intelligence that the Japanese planes didn´t have enough fuel to get back home on,meaning they were on a suicide mission,yet PH was a sitting duck.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/7/2012 6:33:24 AM     (No. 9053059)

I think part of the problem with reactions to the death camps at that time was not that they didn´t bother FDR or others, it was that people back then just could not wrap their minds around that kind of evil being done.

I do agree with you about FDR letting the Japanese have the first slap at PH. Congress and the country would not have let him wage war without their approval. Rightly so. He needed something to anger them enough to call for war.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/7/2012 10:11:11 AM     (No. 9053445)

My father-in-law lives in Muncie; they should have interviewed him, too. I´ll see him this weekend. He was in the Army, just about to finish his enlistment (he´d also done a hitch in the CCC). He told me the sergeant took an evil delight in telling them they´d all been extended "for the duration."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jmeyer310, 12/7/2012 5:10:21 PM     (No. 9054246)

I wasn´t born yet, but as today is my birthday, I do have one thing I´d like to say.
I´m sick to death of being reminded every year of the tragedy that befell the US on this day in 1941. I mean no disrespect toward those who died or were injured on that day, but I do prefer to remember and celebrate another aspect.
On this date, in 1789, Delaware became the first state to ratify the new US Constitution.

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