Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attack

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Sharna Johnson A single tear gathered in his right eye and slowly trickled down his cheek, reaching his chin before his voice broke. “In about two and a half years we got those ships fixed — they were all out fighting again,” he said proudly, dabbing at his eye with a tissue. Manuel Thomas’ finger […]

Their view: Pearl Harbor omission insult to veterans

Pearl Harbor omission insult to veterans Portales’ Randy Dunson is upset Tuesday’s paper failed to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Here’s his letter to the editor:

Dec. 8, 1941

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Portales Daily News reported that despite the recent news of attacks and the newly declared war, the Christmas season would still officially open in Portales with a gathering of residents at the courthouse to sing Christmas carols. “We will have a difficult time in recapturing the […]