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Wake Island Part 1 – “A Magnificent Fight” 8-10 Dec 1941

December 31, 2013

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Aloha,

Normally when people think of Dec 1941, they think of Pearl Harbor and the famous speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt asking Congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan, thereby bringing the United States into World War II.

But Pearl Harbor was just the beginning and less than 24 hours after that attack, a small group of Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Civilian Contractors found themselves in the fight for their lives as they defended the atoll of Wake Island against the Japanese juggernaut. …And while it’s true that this defense eventually collapsed; their valor, bravado and indomitable spirit proved to the people of our great nation that ultimately, America would be the victor in the great Pacific War.

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Wake Island – Part 1 – A Magnificent Fight (8-10 Dec 1941)

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December 30, 2013

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