My grandfather's memories of Pearl Harbor

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  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Dec. 8, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    I think the first what if should be "What if I wasn't worthy for the Holy Ghost to speak to me."

    Thank you for this inspirational story.

    Dec. 8, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Thank you for this article. I appreciate the "what if's" of it. My father was serving around Pearl Harbor and was sent home the weekend before the bombing. He got an early release because his mother was dying. If not for that I and my siblings most likely would not be here now.

  • rgdouglass St. George, UT
    Dec. 8, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    I'm so grateful to the Deseret News for publishing this story. I've wanted so many people to know about this because my grandfather did hear a voice warning him to leave his ship. I know this was the Holy Ghost and, what's more, I would not have been born into his family had he not listened. My grandfather stayed strong until the end and I look forward to seeing him at the end of this life. (Roger Douglass)

  • Rob Logan, UT
    Dec. 8, 2011 7:01 a.m.

    I think because we have been through 9-11 that we understand Pearl Harbor more. Thank you for sharing this story. So many brave men and women who have served our Country and still do. Thank you!

  • awsomeron Waianae, HI
    Dec. 8, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    This is a great story of what might have been, if the fates had just been a little different.

    Of course that goes with you all your life and most of of us have moments like that to a greater or lesser extent in our lifes.

    I live in Hawaii and to today is the the Day they remind US with ever so much P.C that this event really happened. Today is the 70th so they are a little more overt about it. I do not have TV so I have not been blasted with it.

    The people down at Pearl Harbor today going through the Show are at least 90 years old. We lose about a Battalion and 1/2 a day just do to life time issues. Some of the men there are way total care but they are still there. We see them at VA every now and then. Some still standing, most with care givers both family and pro.

    That morning the Sun did not rise over Diamond Head until nearly 7AM. The planes came Windward to Leeward. Scofield was totally unprotected. The Lord Shielded the Temple in Moist moving low clouds.