Pearl Harbor Survivors In Lexington Remember 'Day Of Infamy'

Contributor: Christine Winter
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/07/2013 8:16 pm
It was 72 years ago Saturday that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The attack caused the United States to enter WWII.

Four Pearl Harbor survivors met for lunch in Lexington to remember the day of infamy.

They talked about what they saw.

Vaughn Drake says, "They warned us that there might be an invasion that night. Told us what the Japanese would be wearing and where they would be coming in on the beacon and everything. So we were all prepared. We had the lights drawn in our tents with our rifles ready in case they should invade. But they didn't, of course."

One veteran told us there are only eleven Pearl Harbor survivors left in Kentucky.
Share
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
Parents Accused of Keeping Toddler Out In Frigid Temperatures
Laurel County deputies said they received a tip about two adults walking along a busy roadway Thursday morning, with a toddler in tow.
James Young To Enter NBA Draft
Freshman guard first to officially announce "one and done."
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
Russell Co. Crash Kills 2, Critically Injuries 2 Others
An early morning collision on Kentucky Highway 80 killed a driver and his passenger, and also critically injured two others, according to State Police.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.