World War II veterans remember the attack on Pearl Harbor

Seventy years ago, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor sending us into our Second World War

WYMT's Maisie Insko was at the Eastern Kentucky Veteran's Center as World War II veterans looked back on how life was then for loved ones back at home.

Those who lived it, say they will never forget it!

Ervin Whitaker Junior says once he found out Pearl Harbor has been bombed...he knew what was coming

"I heard it on the radio and I thought uh-oh I am a male and then I was finally drafted,” Ervin Whitaker Jr.

At only 19, Whitaker was a part of the Navy

Whitaker wasn't the only one in his family to get involved in the war.

"My mother had three boys and all three in the Navy at one time,” Whitaker said.

It was a lack of technology back then that Whitaker says created a huge communication barrier between him and his mother who relied on writing letters

The story was a little different for Chester Howard

"I was, from 1943 to 1945 in Germany. Yes, I fought the Germans,” Howard said.

Howard was actually married during his two year term

World War II was the deadliest war to date with more than thirty eight million people killed.


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