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7 Dec 1941

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  • 7 Dec 1941

    A day I will never forget !! I was on duty as Copy Boy at the Associated Press in DC on that Sunday. My job was to take arriving stories from the Teletypes send out copies to the news room & file copies. Also to keep the machines in paper. When I first recieved the news from our Hawaii office I thought it was a hoax. I requested Adtake. I was likely one of the first on the mainland that had recieved the news. I immediately started to prepare to enlist in the Corp. I had to get permission from my Father since I was only 17 when I enlisted at HQ MC at 8th & I .I never had any doubt about where I was going to serve . I always had admired the Marines. When I w as in the Corp I never doubted that I would remain at least for the 20 years . Semper Fidelis Gy Moore

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    Re: 7 Dec 1941

    Thanks for being there Paul. You Marines showed the way.
    Semper Fi
    John Mrak
    MGySgt Ret.


    • #3
      Re: 7 Dec 1941

      Still appreciate your "I was there" accounts of the many places you've been and things you did. Gives us all first hand history lessons. Can't get that in books!!