Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mal Middlesworth Speaks About Pearl Harbor

From the March 23, 2013, Cooper Museum in Upland, California.

Mal Middlesworth was the national president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association from 2005-2008 and also has been the editor of the of the Pearl Harbor Gram.

He joined the USMC in April 1841 in Chicago, Illinois and graduated boot camp in June of that year.  He then joined the Marine detachment on the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco in October.  The ship was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

In 1942, he participated in fighting at Wake Island, Midway and Samoa as well as the Gilbert and Marshall Islands.

In August 1942 the ship was at the Guadalcanal landings, the Battle of Cape Esperance and the naval battle of Guadalcanal.


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