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Pearl Harbor ~ December 7, 1941

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    A date which will live in infamy - FDR

    Please take a moment to remember all the brave Americans that fought and lost their lives in WWII.

    They really were the greatest generation.

    Thank you all.

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  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    i fly my flag year 'round, not just when its fashionable. wish more folks had that sense of pride.
     

  3. ken grant

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    Honor the day and the people who died that day and the followering days.

    Go buy a JAP CAR OR TRUCK

    This I will never do. My Father was in the USMC in WW2, in China afterwards. Came out OK but never liked Japs although he liked the Chinese
     
  4. vart

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    I'm wearing this shirt at work today...

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  5. HollowHead

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    That didn't take long. HH
     
  6. Hawkeye16

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    Think it's about time to let the hate go. Honor and remember those that fought but damn. I'd say we got the last laugh, holding a grudge won't get us anywhere.


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  7. seanmac45

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    Holding a grudge or remembering and being aware; two sides of the same coin.
     
  8. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    the D-bag seems to be hitting all the Pearl Harbor threads
     
  9. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    Yes, thanks to all and, thanks Dad...
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  10. clancy

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    We discussed Pearl Harbor and December 7th over dinner this evening. My dad and his wife are both old enough to remember hearing about it on the radio way back then and my Dad had an uncle who survived the attack. My Dad's wife asked my 11 year old son if he knew what today was, he said Dec. 7th, Pearl Harbor Day, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. When I asked him why the Japanese attacked us, he said it was in retaliation for our oil embargo. To say we were all more than a little pleasantly surprised that an 11 year old boy knew this was an understatement.
     
  11. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    :wow: WOW! Where'd he learn that?! In a public school? I'm pleasently surprised!
     
  12. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    What is really sad is that every year you hear less and less about that time and date of history that changed the world. Watching Tora, Tora, Tora right now.

    :patriot::patriot::patriot: To the greatest generation.
     
  13. bunk22

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    It's not that simple though and that sounds like it the attack was the solely the fault of the US. Japanese aggression in China started in 1931, Manchuria as I recall. Their need to solve economic issues began with China, expand and control. So the US began economic sanctions and embargo's after Japan declared war on China in 37. Of course Japan continued its expansion into places like Indochina. Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor wasn't just due to an oil embargo, it was also set on a course of expansionism. They needed oil and other resources and we apparently were in their way. They signed into the pact with the axis powers in 1940 and had even named a governor for Alaska and Washington State. Japan (militaristic government) wanted a war and got it...be careful what you wish for.
     
  14. bunk22

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    Really? Time to let go I think, especially for someone who didn't fight in the war.
     
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    Tell that to my uncle, a Bataan Death March survivor.
     
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    At least we exacted revenge with the fire-bombing of Dresden.
     
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    I had a tech support person at work today end our call with "Happy Pearl Harbor Day... Bye"

    I was speechless. On the one hand I was glad that she actually knew today was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but on the other hand, who says 'happy' like it is a celebration. There was nothing happy on that day. :dunno:
     
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    Really????? Missed young years with my father and had several friends that lost their father.

    I don't know of any of them that buy Jap cars.
     
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    It's war, one in which you didn't participate. You hate Germans too? You missed young years with your father cause he served his country? Join the club dude. Hate to tell you, the Japanese aren't evil, nor their cars. To each their own of course, you want to mount your personal crusade, by all means lol
     
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    You must absolutely loathe Italians then. HH