Sailor Who Died At Pearl Harbor Identified 79 Years Later

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H/T War History OnLine.

It has been a long journey home to his final resting place in Paris,KY for Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard Stanley Owsley.

The remains of U.S. Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard Stanley Owsley have been identified 79 years after he perished during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The identification means he can return home to his native Paris, Kentucky, where he’ll be reinterred.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Japanese launched a surprise attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor naval station on December 7, 1941. Along with the loss of airplanes, battleships, and other naval vessels, over 2,300 service members were killed and another 1,000 wounded.

Alphard Owsley was aboard the USS Oklahoma, a Nevada-class battleship, during the attack. The ship was moored at Ford Island when it suffered multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized. 429 of its crew members perished, many of…

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The Bad Ass Files: The OverMountain Men

The Overmountain Men

 

If there was ever an inspirational story that was needed for this specific time in history it is this one!

Sometimes I think our Continental and Confederate forefathers are looking down on us yelling “You can start shooting Anytime you know!”

 

I absolutely love the Footnote!

Side note: One of the Overmountain Men commanders was a guy named John Sevier. After the Revolution, Sevier declared the Overmountain Towns a separate state, which he named the State of Franklin. He was tried and convicted of Treason for this, but instead of going to jail he ran for State Legislature, won, and then passed a law pardoning himself of Treason. He went on to become the first governor of Tennessee, a 3-time U.S. congressman, and once very nearly fought a duel with Andrew Jackson.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Know Your History: The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies, Toppled Empires & Changed History

Getting a Big Picture understanding of how contagions have shaped our history can put things in perspective.

 

“Its presence shaped the fate of North America fully as much as any bullets, blades or bayonets.” By John Danielski THE CORONA VIRUS is not the first contagion to threaten the stability of civilization. Throughout history, disease has often functioned… Read more → The post The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies,…

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The Last Living Paratrooper from MacArthur’s return …..

Amazing Story. Thanks GP!

Pacific Paratrooper

Gen. Douglas MacArthur (l.) and Richard “Dick” Adams (r.)

Richard Adams describes General MacArthur as “quite a guy.”

In commemoration of the 75th year of World War II in the Philippines, one of its heroes returned. Richard “Dick” Adams visited Corregidor once again, but this time, he did not parachute out of a C-47 plane to land on the towering trees of the Rock. The 98-year-old understandably opted to ride a ferry.

He was recently, poignantly, at the MacArthur Suite of the Manila Hotel, in a room dedicated to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who led the American and Filipino troops in liberating the country from Japanese occupation. MacArthur actually stayed in that suite for six years, as Manila Hotel’s honorary general manager.

It was a time of fear across the country as Japanese forces ravaged Manila and the countryside. People clung to MacArthur’s words, “I shall return,” which he said after he was…

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