December 7, 1941 had a great impact on E. T. and others that remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to the attack, many of us were reporting on Current Events that led up to the outbreak of World War II, September 6, 1939. E. T. was 15 years old and living in Ellensburg Washington. The impact was profound, we lost acquaintances and friends in the attack that President Roosevelt referred to as a “DAY OF INFAMY'.
These events which were “Current Events” in 1942 to 1946 have been preserved by
“Access NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE”; E. T. is presenting copies of these files to generate an interest in our past history that should not be forgotten.
Lives were changed as America was forced into the conflict; my older brother and many of his friends were drafted or enlisted in the Military services and E. T. served in the U. S. Maritime Service and Merchant Marine on three ships during the conflict.