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WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu ahead of 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-12-04 02:50:07 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — A total of 59 members of the Greatest Generation arrived at Honolulu Airport on Friday, December 3rd. All are veterans of the bloodiest war in world history.

They are in Hawaii to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor and to honor the lasting heritage left in the months and years that followed.

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“Everyone I knew was loyal,” said Army Air Corps veteran Denny Thompson. “I remember a lot of intimate calls. I have two purple hearts.”

Veterans were greeted with a water cannon salute when the plane taxied to an airport in Honolulu. But 80 years later, the story of war still comes to mind, so it’s all bittersweet.

“My company had 250 and started, and by the time everything was done, there was a real exchange and a total of 750 people passed it,” said Marine Corps veteran Kenwells. I am saying.

When Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, an armed call began in Hawaii for these men. The attack required immediate action and they responded to the call. They are back — almost a century later — and said those difficult times are worth it.

“Well, it’s an emotional time, and you know that every effort a young man put into it is worth it, you know, in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, etc.”

Marine Corps Veteran Kenwells

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