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PAGE 2 HOGANSVII2 HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 _. Pearl Harbor Remembered By Bryan Geter Saturday night, December 6, 1941 was just another ordinary Saturday night for those thou- sands of sailors and soldiers sta- tioned at Pearl Harbor, the naval base of the U.S. Pacific fleet on ASBESTOS TESTING If you worked between 1940 and 1974 at J.P. Stevens, Bibb, and other textile mills and paper mills Call Toll Free 1-800-414-0920 No out-of-pocket expense the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Thousands of soldiers and sailors stationed there had gone ashore to clubs and parties. Others had gone to Honolulu while many couples were just relaxing at home. AN ANNUAL CHARITY dance at nearby Hickman airfield was in progress. Outside in the darkness, the American fighter planes were parked and lined up in neat rows, to help guard against sabatage, but a perfect target for an air attack. A general and his wife were traveling home from the dance noticed the reflection of thou- sands of ships' lights against the water in the harbor and com- mented to his wife, "What a tar- d Lo00J at OoA ,4 Oak View welcomes the following types of patients. 1' Short-term patients who require rehabilitation to retum home 1' Traditional long-term care patients 1' Patients who require intensive physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy t' "Sub-acute" patients I Patients with trachs and others who require special respira- tory services, including c-pap machines Patients with Alzheimer's and other demenitias 1' Outpatients who require physical therapy, occupational ther- apy, and/or speech language pathology services. ql Patients who can benefit from our designated low-function- ing coma unit 1 f Hospice patients lr Respite care patients, those whose families need a break from caregMng saune - We welcome visitors, volunteers, and inquiries. Please call for information about our services: 706-582-2117. get they would make!" Unknowing, 220 miles north of Oahu, dozens of ships under the command of Admiral Chuichi Nagumo were in position ready to attack Pearl Harbor. IT WAS 7:55 A.M. Hawaii time, Sunday, December 7, 1941, a 20 year old Bibb County, Georgia army private was encouraging his buddy to get up so they could go get breakfast for it would be a long until lunch. Then the first bomb went off at Pearl Harbor. Bill Hill, who now resides in Gordon, Georgia near Macon said there were a lot of confusion. "I went outside and the officers told us to go to the ammunion depot," he remembered. "Those shells Mary Wahlert is the new Administrator at Oak View Home. She holds a BA degree from Troy State and worked in Alabama for many years before returning to Georgia. She has worked in nursing homes since she was 19, gaining experience as a bookkeeper, assistant administrator, and administra- tor. Barbara Jackson, RN, is Director of Nursing Catherine Redding, RN, is Assistant Director of Nursing. weighed 94 lbs. each and we loaded them all up." By noon we were on the bat- tlefield in position in case the Japanese returned, he said. Hill said the Japs were try- ing to get our aircraft carriers. "I remember it like it was yes- terday, December 7, 1941" he recalled."It was over with by 10 a.m. But not before "1,177 men rested at the bottom of the har- bor, encased in the Arizona's rusty hull." In the Navy's known history, there has never been a ship that has taken so many of its crew down with her. THE FIRST TORPEDO hit the USS Raleigh about 7 :SS a.m. Battleship Row was then hit at 7:57 by one of Lt. Cmdr. Murata's torpedoes. At 8:10 a.m. A Japanese Type 97 Attack Bomber (later coded KATE) dropped a bomb that struck the Arizona between No. 1 and No. 2 turret. The Arizona exploded and sanked. Observers say after all these years, off still bubbles to the top from its rusty hull. 2,403 Americans died and another 1,178 were wounded. Johnie and Dale Gano were newlyweds who had just settled in at Pearl City. THE GANO'S remembered they were getting ready for church when the bomb fell. Johnie said when the commo- tion occurred, she ran outside but they didn't make it to church that day. "Instead, we had front row seats for the Japanese sneak Springfield Baptist To Hold Open Door Closet Springfield Baptist will have an open door clothes clos- et on Saturday, December 16. It will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, you may contact Marilyn at (706) 637-9774 or 637 5983. 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Hill served in the Army for more than 20 years before retir- ing and is very active and as Vice State Chairman Pearl Harbor Services. The organization has members nationwide of most resides in Florida or Hawaii. bers statewide in Georgia. By RALPH GADDY (I), Donna Arnold and Janie Dc large crowd attending the annual Pilot Club Christmas Party ing the Senior Citizens. By Bryl I THE PILOT CLUB had great entertainment during their Party last week, Pictured above singing are Dennis Johnson, Gaddy, Evelyn Higgins and Jane Gottshall. By Bry THE PILOTS PICTURED above enjoy the food, fun and ing the Christmas Party last week which was held at Hic Church fellowship hall. Sherrif's Office to Off National Holida Lifesavers Weekend Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner says that the Troup County Sheriff's Office will kick off the National Holiday Lifesavers Weekend December 1Sth - 17th. This will help raise awareness of' the many holiday deaths and injuries caused by impaired driv- ers during the holiday season and promote the use of a sober des- ignated driver. Last year near 16,000 people lost their lives as a result of impaired driving. National Holiday Lifesavers Week is being conducted locally to support the You Drink & Drive, You Lose Campaign. "Impaired driving has a dev- astating effect on our communi- ty," said Sheriff 1hrner. In order to combat this problem, the Troup County Sheriff's Office is joining law enforcement nationwide as it cracks down on impaired be arrested and subject to s tions such as fines, pension, jail time and ty service as prescribed bY courts. The Troup Sheriff's Office will also "Lights on for Life" designated to heighten the victims of impaired This year, "Lights on for' Day takes place on December 15. "The greatest impaired driving is that entirely preventable, you designate a sober driver, taxicab or spend the night working together, we make a difference."