Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-31 07:56:56 –
BUTTE-Almost 80 years ago, Charlie Daud settled in bed for the long-awaited rest. Unfortunately, that day was December 7th.NS And he was stationed in Pearl Harbor.
“And’Baboom!’ I thought the place would go down. The bombing made me rush to the window just in time to see the PBY hangar rise above a large ball of fire,” Daud said. Said.
Anaconda’s Daud is 97 years old and is the last surviving Pearl Harbor veteran in Montana.
When the Japanese attacked a US Navy base in Hawaii in 1941, he was first ordered to hide under some tables. Soon they were looking for volunteers to fight, and Daud and another sailor grabbed the rifle, climbed the roof of the building, and began shooting on the attacking plane.
“I was just wearing a T-shirt. It was just leaning against the balustrade wall with a rifle. I had a Springfield ’03 .30-06 rifle. The barrel of our gun was Hot, we fired a lot of them, “Daud recalled.
Members of Anaconda’s American Legion Post 21 recently took Daud to lunch at Butte to honor his service and unusual courage.
“It took a lot of courage to climb over the building. It really was. There’s scrambling on it and I can’t imagine starting a shoot. So it’s definitely heroic. “American Legion Post 21 Commander Wells Kahoon said.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a devastating battle that caused many casualties, but Charlie says he is proud to be there with a T-shirt, a rifle, and the courage to fight back.
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