We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common !
Paul, Dave, and All:
My Dad served at Pearl Harbor later in the war before joining the U.S.S. AJAX as a gunner on a 5 inch. He served all the way to the end plus 6 months as was the usual duty then and then served at Bikini Atoll for the 2 test bombs. He was a very gentle man.
We had a very moving ceremony here at my site in rememberance of that day and the ultimate sacrafices paid by 2,403 US military and civilians and 55 Japanease. We played the radio message given by President Roosevelt and it is still as powerful today as then.
Let us remember that this attack, similar to the 3,000 plus, from many different countries, including Japan, that died on September 11, did not begin with this event. It began years earlier in Europe as Hitler rose to power because no one stood up to him. The whole world turned a deaf ear to those that cried out. Similar cries are taking place all over the world now. Let us listen, help if we can, and respond when we vote next.