When Newsom, now 86, saw the damage that bombs and torpedoes had done to “Battleship Row,” he thought of former classmates from the U.S. Naval Academy he knew were on some of those ships.
One of the classmates was Vincent Muirhead.
Muirhead, 86, who also lives in Lawrence, was on the battleship USS Maryland when the attack began. He and a roommate were in their stateroom preparing to go to breakfast when the “general quarters” alarm sounded, alerting ship crews to go to their battle stations.
“We looked out our porthole and there was a Japanese plane flying by. You couldn’t miss it,” Muirhead said during an interview Tuesday.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Pearl Harbor remembered
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