Each Veterans Day I’m reminded of the many stories of men and women who were called to help save a nation. In WWll, My Dad responded like many young American men to the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941. He was 24 years old and was one of the first men in flight training at Corpus Christie, Texas His assignment was Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Flying PBY Patrol Bombers. Only three days after his arrival he was in the middle of the Imperial Navy attack of Dutch Harbor, June 3, 1942. While on patrol and in a storm of 70 mph winds and rain, the crew of VP-42-6 located an enemy Carrier and escort ships. The storm prevented weak radio communication but they did get a few messages sent. A “Zero “suddenly appeared behind the PBY and took them out. Through a series of miracles, common sense, and a will to live. These men and my Dad would survive almost 9 hours lost at sea. It’s the only reason I am here today at WARM 106.9. By accident they were spotted by the only U.S.C.G. Cutter assigned in the Gulf Of Alaska in 1942. After rescue they were instructed to sink the aircraft that was their key to survival. This picture was found in my Dad’s files as he carried a camera everywhere. He would later go to work as a test pilot and flight training at BOEING and raise 7 kids with my Mom. I am his youngest. Thanks Dad! and to all soldiers for your work to keep us all safe.