Today we have an interview with 103 year old Pearl Harbor survivor, Jim Downing. Jim was born and raised in Missouri. He’s a World War II Veteran and was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the attack. His new book that just came out is called, The Other Side of Infamy.
Out of the 16 million World War II Vererans, there are only a little over half a million still living today. Soon it will be impossible for us to get to visit with someone who can tell us first hand what it was like. On today’s show, we talk with one of the few survivors left who was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the attack. We owe it to our history to glean a few more gems of wisdom from someone who was there.
There were over 16 million World War II Veterans. Today only a little over one million are still with us. On this special Memorial Day episode of Home Front, I interview a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
He tells us stories of what it was like to be in the Navy back then and what we should know about how to treat our military today.