Tuesday, December 6, 2016


The losses of December 7th, 1941 were only a pittance of the price that would eventually be paid to stop Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. In the grand scheme, the losses appear as small numbers on a tally sheet.

On an individual basis, every one of the sailors and Marines on those ships were someone's son,  brother,  husband, uncle, friend. They were all, from where I stand now, young men with most of their lives in front of them.                 



Borepatch said...


Jester said...

Amen indeed.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Borepatch and Jester beat me to it.


SiGraybeard said...

Stalin said, "one death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic".

Let's not be Stalin.

Let's remember that every one of those losses, as you say, was a real person with their entire life ahead of them. Snuffed out. Somebody's son, brother, husband, uncle friend.