Letters From the Pacific, From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
This day doesn’t get much play anymore, possibly because the Pearl Harbor Survivors are all in their 90s.
My husband and I considered it a privilege in 2011 to commemorate the 70th anniversary from Ford Island in Pearl Harbor and attend the USS Utah interment ceremony.
This year, to commemorate the day, the New York Times has published a great article by Diantha Parker entitled, “Letters From the Pacific, From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa” about the Mossman collection of letters. It is well worth the time of any genealogist with WWII family.
In 2001, a box of old World War II letters surfaced from a neglected box in storage. What laid inside were the complete letters documenting the life of
Harold Moss, a soldier in the American Army during WWII. His journey starts in the States during basic training and leads him throughout the Pacific, all the way to Okinawa. Harold was fortunate to make it back […]