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A True American
From a farm in Illinois to Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Korea and Vietnam, Pearl Harbor Survivor Sterling Cale's military career has taken him around the world and back again. With a front row view of the attack, Cale bravely rescued men from the burning water of Pearl Harbor and collected bodies from the wreckage of the USS Arizona. His story is one of service, sacrifice and what it means to be a true American.
Counting My Blessings: The Autobiography of a Native Hawaiian Pearl Harbor Survivor
From his time in a Honolulu street gang to surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor to disarming bombs across Europe, native Hawaiian Herb Weatherwax's life story is full of mischief, adventure and travel. Counting his blessings along the way, Herb recalls what it was like to grow up in Hawaii, the trials and tribulations of his youth, his World War II experience, and his eventual transition to business owner, family man, and community leader and volunteer. Written in his own words, Uncle Herb, as he is affectionately known, reveals his humble heart, sense of humor, and endearing personality.
Diary of a Pearl Harbor Survivor
A native son of Hawaii, Alfred Benjamin Kameeiamoku Rodrigues was on duty at Pearl Harbor the morning of December 7, 1941. From his early days as a young Navy sailor through his Pacific War days, he relates his eyewitness account of events during that Day of Infamy and shares the personal diary he kept during the War in the Pacific while serving onboard the battleship USS Washington as a Chief Petty Officer. After serving 24 years in the U.S. Navy, he is one of the few remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors and regularly volunteers his time at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center--sharing his eyewitness accounts with visitors.
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