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
9-Month Lexington Police Drug Investigation Nets 55 Arrests
Lexington police announce the end of "Operation Transformation." The investigation focused on drug sales in Lexington's east-end. Video Video
Customers: Reaction To Somerset's New Gas Station
Gas prices slightly dropped in Somerset, after the city's gas station opened for business on Saturday. Customers filling up at the new gas station said they would rather give their money to the city. Video Video
Deputies: Mother Left Child With Strangers Before Smoking Crack
Deputies say a woman asked strangers to watch her child while she went off and smoked crack.
5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list
Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
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.