Now 97, Navy Veteran Recalls 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor

The young sailor watched from afar as explosions and gunfire consumed his comrades.

Image via U.S. Navy via AP, File

HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached his military installation on Kaneohe Bay soon after Pearl Harbor was struck, and the young sailor saw buildings and… Read at AP News

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