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Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10:00 pm

I was pleased to see the News-Sentinel acknowledge the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a front-page story in the Dec. 8 issue.

My father, R.N. "Scotty" Nilssen, was a Pearl Harbor survivor who passed away almost a year ago in Lodi. One of the last conversations I had with my dad revolved around the lack of coverage that this event has received in previous years by the media. I am certain part of the reason for this event becoming a distant memory is that so few of the individuals who survived this "Day of Infamy" are left to re-tell the story. The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association held what was considered to be its last reunion two years ago. The association's motto was "Never Forget." And as Americans, we should not.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund is committed to preserving the memories and the artifacts from the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Its mission is to create a new visitor's center that will be able to preserve and pass on the memories, stories and artifacts that came from this attack so that others may remember, honor and understand the soldiers who fought and died during the Pearl Harbor attack.

The fund has launched a national fundraising campaign to rebuild the visitors center at this important historical site. The current facility is inadequate to accommodate the 1.5 million visitors it hosts every year, and it is sinking into the harbor at such a rate that it will be unusable within the next 4 to 6 years. During this season of giving, I ask that you find a place in your heart and your pocketbook to help with this most worthy cause. Information is available at www.pearlharbormemorial.com.

Steven B. Nilssen


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  • posted at 5:57 am on Wed, Dec 10, 2008.


    My dear and departed Father, Charles, was a young Navy medical corpsman stationed at the USN Medical Dispensary on Ford Island right next to Battleship Row. He saw the ships bombed and sinking. He saw and felt the USS Arizona explode. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained attending to the wounded and dying. Charles received a hand-signed letter from President Reagan at the 50th anniversary. I still have that and a commemorative medallion.


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