Remembering the Pearl Harbor Firefighters
As today marks the 62nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor I thought among remembering the soldiers lost there... it is fitting that we not forget the brothers who also died. Japanese pilots were instructed to attack any emergency vehicles they saw, after dropping their bombs on their targets. Many engines were shot to pieces before they could clear the ramp of the station. It's believed that as many as 13 FF's died in the attack, however those were military personel and they are "unknown". They are most likely listed under their other military titles, and not as FF's. However, there were 3 Honolulu firefighters killed in the attack. They are:
HARRY T L PANG - HOSEMAN - 3 YEARS SERVICE
JOHN CARREIRA - CAPTAIN - 23 YEARS SERVICE
THOMAS S MACY - CAPTAIN - 34 YEARS SERVICE
Killed in action at Hickam Field, Dec. 7th, 1941
Rest in peace brothers, you are not forgotten.
Small World, WTFD10........
Ask your Chief if he knows Gerry Glaubitz of Morningside Md. Mr. G. served as Chief of the Morningside VFD, is Mayor of Morningside, and is a past President of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Let me know what he says? Thanks. Stay Safe....
Originally posted by WTFD10
Great post 33...The Chief of my VFD is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.
God bless all who died that day.