NH veterans remember attack on Pearl Harbor
"We didn't know what was happening, we were just teenagers," Gorski, 94, said.
"It was 2 p.m. in the afternoon, I remember it well," he said.
"We knew something was coming, we had just been training in Cuba. But we had never been in battle, we thought 'We'll kill these (Japanese) in a couple of weeks and then we'll be home.'"
Fred Osgood, 89, of Concord, another Marine who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, said he didn't expect the attack.
Osgood paid tribute to U.S. forces fighting today.
"It's too bad we have to keep getting into these things, trouble seems to bring us places these days too," he said.
"The horrific attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, forever changed the course of history for our great nation and the world," Hassan said. "On this solemn occasion, we honor the sacrifices of those heroes who lost their lives and those who survived that tragic day. We are eternally grateful for their service and the service of millions more who would go on to fight for our country in the Second World War, defending our shared values of liberty, equality and freedom."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Krueger named director of Manchester Veterans Administration Medical Center - 0
- Veterans home in Tilton seeks special volunteers - 0
- Girl Scouts need help sending cookies to military personnel overseas - 0
- Auto dealers group offers scholarship aid, funds to NH veterans programs - 0
- Commentary: Chronically homeless vets are a problem for all of us - 0
- Rep. Shea-Porter bashes planned military cuts - 0
- New Hampshire Veterans News in Brief - 0
- Sen. Ayotte concerned about cuts in COLA for new service members - 0
- NH veterans get a deal at Amesbury Sports Park - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Portsmouth buildings being evacuated for reported gas leak - 0
- Mass. man dies in Chesterfield crash - 0
- Manchester collision results in pedestrian's death - 0
- SCORE workshop offers social media tips - 0
- Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte slam latest push for online sales tax - 2
- Bedford girls basketball team spreads the scoring wealth - 0
- New Hampshire high school athletes on the run (and jumping) in NYC - 0
- Ian Clark's High School Hockey: Teams anxious to play - 0
- Manchester Mayor Gatsas: Vote tells me Hooksett is satisfied with Manchester schools - 4
SCORE workshop offers social media tips
Minimum wages: Maximum spin
Hooksett votes down Pinkerton schools deal