69 YEARS LATER

69 YEARS AGO, I ENTERED BOOT CAMP AT MCRD IN SAN DIEGO, PLATON NUMBER 846, HEAD DRILL INSTRUCTOR WAS CORP. E.K.RYAN, ASSISTANT DI WAS PFC F.A. WATKINS. THE REASON THAT I CHOSE THE MARINE CORPS, MY BROTHER WAS STATIONED AT HICKAM FIELD WHEN THE JAPANESE ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR, AND I KNEW THAT THE MARINES WOULD BE FIGHTING THEM. MY BROTHER IS STILL LIVING AT 89 PLUS YEARS, WITH MANY BLOCKAGES TO HIS HEART, TOO MANY FOR SURGERY, AT 89 PLUS YEARS, AND ONE OF THE VERY FEW MEMBERS OF THE PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS.

I HAVE TRIED IN VAIN TO FIND A MEMBER OF MY PLATOON, WITH NO RESULTS, SO DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO FROM THIS TIME PERIOD OR A RECOMMENDATION THAT WOULD HELP TO LOCATE ANY MEMBER?  THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP, AND THANKS FOR YOUR INTERESTING NEWS LETTERS. MY NAME IS CARL JONES, E-MAIL cfjones [at] eplus.net

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