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Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 13:45:21 EST
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From: "Earnie Breeding" <>
Subject: Re: [Alabama] Pearl Harbor
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 13:14:21 -0500
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I remember two people on Pearl Harbour day. Thearon A. Blankenship S1C
of USS Arizona. He still is a crew member serving on his duty station. 21
years old, A native of Morgan Co., Al. According to my genealogy chart he
was my 4th cousin once removed. Growing up he was cousin Thearon. There is
an empty grave at New Center Baptist Church in Morgan Co. The headstone
gives the dates of birth and death and states. Remember Pearl Harbour.
The other is not a relative, except by profession he is my brother. I
was Navy he was Army. Col John Wesley Loud was a First Lieutenant in the
field artillary, stationed at Ft De Russy. His large guns were too big to
fire at the attacking planes, so he grabbed a Springfield and shot away. `He
and his bride of 4 months had hosted a party the night before at the O club.
In a few days she was bound stateside while John went south and participated
in the Solomons campaign.
After that he came back stateside for a few months and the headed to
Europe where he participated in many large battles as a field intelligence
officer. He then was active in the Military government of Germany and
returned to Civilian life in 1948. Like me he kept his military affilation
through the reserves. He retired a COL.
He and I were in the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard together. We lost
John this past year and we do miss him so. Rest in peace brothers.
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Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 11:36 AM
Subject: [Alabama] Pearl Harbor
> REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
> DECEMBER 7, 1941
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