Thoughts on Veterans, Pearl Harbor, and Dad



I recently had the opportunity to meet two female veterans who proudly served in WWII.  They were dynamic, quick-witted, and I smile each time I think of them.  Today, for the first time ever, I realize that I have never asked my 93.5 year-old father, Carmel C. Coco, what it was like on December 7, 1941, when it was announced that Pearl Harbor was bombed.  Dad was 23 at the time.  His own father, my Grandfather Michael Coco, served in WWI, the Great War, and the war to end all wars.  Thank goodness for Dad’s sharp memory and his quick wit.  I intend to record his account of that fateful day as well as his recall of how Grandfather Coco reacted to the news.  God bless our American Veterans more.

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