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Eugene WWII veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor

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Eugene WWII veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor

Eugene WWII veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor

Like many on December 7th, a Eugene veteran is remembering when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.

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Eugene WWII veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor

77 years ago today, the japanese military forces bombed pearl harbor in a surprise attack.

More than tw?

Thousand americans died.

Just one day later the ?s declared war against japan.

Kezi nine news reporter brady wakayama spoke to eugene residents who remember what it was like.

Fdr: december seventh?

1?41.... "a date which will live in infamy."

That was president franklin d roosevelt... announcing to the country and world about the attack on pearl harbor that happened the day before.

It was very hard news to take... especially for gordon miller who was just 12 at the time.

"orson welles war of the planets, and being frightened by that.

This was even more freighening, the announcement by president roosevelt and that evening."

Miller wasn't the only one impacted.

"just pleased that we served and and returned to tell about it."

Hubert ray powell was dratted into the military shortly after the attack.

"it was such a shock, it was different than any day i've ever had because it was a shock to know that they had attacked us and caught us a sleep at the stick you might say."

Bw: "powell says he was honored to serve his country in a time of need.

And says he would do it all over again if he had to."

"i knew it was a rough time on many, many solders and a lot of them didn't realize it anymore than i did that we were into the war and we were going to have to see it




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