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December 02nd 2014: DECEMBER 7th, 1941 The story of a Pearl Harbor Survivor

Mr.Edward Killeen told of being in the USS Tennessee's crow's nest early that morning, December 7, 1941, when "PING PING PING, metal hitting metal, you know. I wondered, What is going on? When we realized we were being attacked by the Japanese, I was commanded to sound the bugle and wake-up two thousand men sleeping below." "It was a miracle I survived," Mr. Killeen had said. Miracle, indeed. This gentleman is still standing after surviving not only the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but also the Battle of the Coral Sea, as a bazooka man on Saipan Island and as one of the proud US Marines on Iwo J

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Steve Killeen (Edward Killeen's son)

THE HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN 1ST EXTRA, on its Sunday December 7, 1941 front page read: WAR! OAHU BOMBED BY JAPANESE PLANES. Seventy years later, the platinum anniversary was about to begin.
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