James Smith served in the Pacific theater
Pearl Harbor Day remembered by local vet and son
Fdr called this a day that will live in infamy.
This day 79 years ago ?
"* japan attacked pearl harbor ?
"* killing more than 24?
"* hundred u?
"*s mill members and launching our nation into world war 2.
Now ?*- a charles city man is sharing what his father experienced overseas during world war 2.
Ralph smith's father james just got into college when he was called to serve.
He served in the pacific campaign... which was a major theatre of world war two from pearl harbor day until the end of the war.
Ralph says december 7th will always be an emotional day for his dad.xxx "it brought back memories of those years.
We talk now about covid and how terrible it is and what a crisis it is, but compare that to what these kids went through.
They were kids when they were fighting this war."
Ralph's uncle also served in