Sunday, March 20, 2011

In Honor of Great Uncle Bob

My Grandma Winnie had only one sibling, Bob, and during World War II, he served as a Navy submariner on the U.S.S. Bowfin, also known as the Pearl Harbor avenger. It was such a treat visiting the World War II Valor in the Pacific memorial this week and getting to see his submarine in person. Another treat -- seeing Great Uncle Bob's name included on a crew roster plaque near the vessel. The Bowfin was launched one year to the day of the Pearl Harbor attacks and played an important role during the Pacific offensive against the Empire of Japan.

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