December 7 is the anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. I pause to remember those persons, both victims and survivors, who went through that horrific day, many heroically.
I call special attention to one survivor, Dr. Rodney T. West, who treated the wounded at Pearl Harbor, and eventually ended up at the Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu the day Barack Obama was born. I remind readers of my article about West and his military service: “Honolulu remembered.”
Sailors assigned to ships based at Pearl Harbor bring the flag to half-mast over the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island