These are the stories of my childhood, and the words of my father, Marcus G. Klein, USN, from his firsthand account of December 7, 1941.
â€śThe USS Honolulu started backing out and they dropped this 500 pound bomb thru the deck and it split the seams so she never got out. Some ships got out, I donâ€™t know which ones but St. Louis got out. I ran on the wrong ship hoping to go to sea but it was interesting and scaryâ€¦very scary! To stand there and see your entire fleet, the greatest fleet in the world on the bottom, tore your heart out. We were invincible, we thought. Nobody could do this to us.â€ť
Click here to read Kleinâ€™s blog and tribute to his fatherâ€™s account of the â€śdate which will live in infamy.â€ť