Friday, November 25, 2011

Pearl Harbor Day Update


The National Park Service will be bringing a wreath to present honoring
those Marines, Navy and Army airmen, Soldiers and Civilians killed in West
Oahu On December 7, 1941. There are around 15 or more killed - still making
final list... (Most people don't know the real West Oahu battlefield story!)

US Marine Corps will be supporting this event with full Honor Guard, Rifle
salute and MarForPac Band.

Please let us know ASAP if you wish to present a wreath or lei at this
special commemoration event starting at 9:30 AM, Saturday, December 10 at
Barbers-Kalaeloa Airport between hangars 110 and 111, Midway Avenue.

John Bond
70-100 Anniversary Event


Saturday, December 10 Event at former NAS Barbers Point - Kalaeloa Airport


Everyone is invited!

The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Part of it
will be outside and part of the event will be in a large WW-II hangar - all
at Barbers Point - Kalaeloa Airport.

This event is the 70th Anniversary of the Ewa Field - Pearl Harbor attack
and the 100th  Anniversary of USMC Aviation. We expect military aircraft to
be flying in to participate as display aircraft for families to explore
close up.

If landing conditions are good, we will have a patriotic skydive parachute
jump into the event as well.

Attending will be 92 year old John Hughes, Maj. USMC Ret, who is a Pearl
Harbor Survivor and MCAS Ewa Field attack veteran, as well as several other
Pearl Harbor survivors and veterans. We will be honoring over a dozen little
known West Oahu soldiers, sailors and Marines, and civilians, killed on
December 7, 1941 in West Oahu.

We will have classic WW-II planes, vehicles and classic cars. There will be
good food and live music!

We will also be showing the West Oahu premiere of the new Hi-Def release of
"Tora, Tora, Tora."

John Bond
70-100 Anniversary Event


The movie "Tora, Tora, Tora" was filmed on location in 1969 at then Naval
Air Station Barbers Point and what was formerly MCAS Ewa. Part of our event
will be in a WW-II hangar and we will have attending some former military
pilots who flew the "Japanese" planes and the US P-40's and B-17's in the


The 70-100 Anniversary Event- 70th Anniversary of the Ewa Field - Pearl
Harbor attack and the 100th Anniversary of USMC Aviation, on Saturday
December 10, 2011, will feature several distinguished speakers. Among them
Lt. General Hank Stackpole, USMC, Ret.

Lt. General Stackpole when on active Marine Corps duty was the Commander of
Marine Forces Pacific and his career spanned more than 30 years. His
decorations include the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
with gold star, the Government of Japan Order of The Rising Sun, and the
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Also handling Master of Ceremonies duties for the December 10 Anniversary
Event will be Tom Schmidt, who will serve in the capacity as Executive
Director of the 70-100 Event. Mr. Schmidt is a US Marine Corps veteran,
pilot, longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association - EEA,
member China National Air Corporation (Flying Tigers), and member of the
Pacific Aviation museum.

John Bond
70-100 Anniversary Event
Sean P Eagan

Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
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