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Marvin Koehler, who died Dec. 29 in Lubbock at age 100, had kept detailed records of where he served during World War II. His notes indicate he actually was drafted into the military for a year and began serving on Oct. 16, 1941, before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. [Read More]
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City firefighters quickly put out a mobile home on fire between two houses late Saturday afternoon. Around 4:25 p.m., fire units were sent to the 80 block of Pearl Harbor Circle for a reported vehicle on fire. Less than two minutes later, the dispatcher updated the call to a motor home on fire in the driveway of a home. The first unit on... [Read More]
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Milton Mapou didn't wear the ball cap — the one with "Pearl Harbor Survivor" stitched across the front panel — to draw attention to himself.That would have been the last thing the quiet and humble Navy veteran would have wanted.No, Mapou wore the cap pretty much everywhere he went because he wanted people to remember the bravery of so many that day, the heroism, even the horrors suffered. He wanted people to honor the thousands who were lost on Dec. 7,... [Read More]
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Marvin Koehler, who died Dec. 29 in Lubbock at age 100, had kept detailed records of where he served during World War II.His notes indicate he actually was drafted into the military for a year and began serving on Oct. 16, 1941, before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941."After a few weeks of basic training, Pearl Harbor changed this to several eventful years," he wrote.Koehler was chosen for a 90-day Officer Candidate School to serve in an artillery unit."I was assigned as a second... [Read More]
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World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Milton Mapou passed away on Thursday. [Read More]
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Milton Mapou was an 18-year-old Navy sailor onboard the USS Detroit when World War II began as bombs and torpedoes raining down around his ship docked in Pearl Harbor. [Read More]
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kalahan Baker of Eldridge is serving at Navy Operational Support Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. [Read More]
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kalahan Baker, a 2016 North Scott High School graduate and Eldridge native, is serving at Navy Operational Support Center Pearl Harbor,... [Read More]
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Steven Bailey was joined by more than 150 family members, friends and service members as they marked his more than 30 years of service, ending with his retirement Jan. 1. Bailey served as Naval Branch Head, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Capabilities Development & Integration (MCB-Quantico, VA), Commander. The son of Mike and Marsha Bailey and a native of Midland, Bailey enlisted in the Navy in 1988. He joined the Navy to see the world and gain unique experiences, and that he has. "I've deployed six times, served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I volunteered to lead... [Read More]
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As he reflects on more than a century of experiences, World War II veteran Al Towns is most amazed by how the war set the stage for the advancement of women and blacks in the United States. "Before the war, women were supposed to be nurses or teachers," said the Pearland resident, whose 101st birthday will be Jan. 31. "Now, they're taking over everything," he... [Read More]
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources reports that the decomposing carcass of a sperm whale, at last report, has moved to a location about eight miles south of Pearl Harbor.   A DLNR vessel... [Read More]
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Airmen and their families started arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii last weekend. [Read More]
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When the Pearl Harbor submarine USS Bremerton, the oldest commissioned sub in the Navy, made a stop in the Philippines on its farewell tour on March 1, Cmdr. Travis W. Zettel said he and his crew were "looking forward to the opportunity to engage with the local community." [Read More]
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The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is undergoing a $20 million revitalization and expansion project to update its Pearl Harbor campus. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports officials broke ground Monday …... [Read More]
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John William Little peacefully breathed his last with his wife and life partner of forty-one years resting beside him. He was born two days before Pearl Harbor on December 5,... [Read More]
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Today's visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial was a humbling one. And an experience that puts everything in perspective. [Read More]
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The USS Bowfin Submarine was launched one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. [Read More]
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When the Pearl Harbor submarine USS Bremerton, the oldest commissioned sub in the U.S. Navy, made a stop in the Philippines on its farewell tour on March 1, Cmdr. Travis Zettel said he and his crew were "looking forward to the opportunity to engage with the local community." [Read More]
This is beyond serious. This is beyond troublesome. In the late 1930s, well before the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled America into war with Japan, the New York Yankees played a series of exhibition games in Japan to promote the brand new Japanese enthusiasm – American baseball. After we found ourselves at war with Japan,... [Read More]
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