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Eyewitness to history

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 9, 2012 1:46 PM

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Mike Moore, himself retired military, shares a photo of his father, Charlie, who was a World War II veteran and who told his son a harrowing story about the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He was there -- and survived.

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Charlie Moore works on an aircraft during his days in the military. Moore saw the attack on Pearl Harbor unfold in 1941.

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Charlie Moore's son, Mike, recently found these items -- a Gideons Bible and a telegram sent home from Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor -- that confirm his father was there Dec. 7, 1941.

He didn't say much about their discovery -- the man whose young sons were taking turns trying on their find in the attic of the family home. It's been more than 50 years, but Mike Moore can still see...

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