Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Natick, Mass. Observes Pearl Harbor Day

From the Dec. 6, 2013, Metro West (Massachusetts) Daily News "Natick to observe Pearl Harbor Day."

At 7 PM there will be a meeting at the Lebowitz Meeting Hall at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Gerald Halterman, one of the few remaining Pearl Harbor survivors in the area is expected to attend and speak.

This marks the 40th anniversary of the library hosting it and the 15th anniversary of the Natick Veterans Oral History Project which started at the suggestion of Eugene Dugdale, a Pearl Harbor survivor from Natick.

Both his and Halterman's account of the Day of Infamy have been recorded among the 250 interviews in the project.

Dugdale was a bosun on the USS Raleigh and Halterman worked in the communications office in the harbor's main building after he, fortunately, had been transferred from the USS Oklahoma.

Not Forgetting. --GreGen

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