- posted: December 07 @ 4:49am
A date which will live in infamy.
Before the theme schedule came out I had planned to do a tribute to my grandfather on this day. I have adjusted the picture to include the theme.
This picture was taken soon after Pearl Harbor. The man on the right is Lt. (JG) Howard O'Neal, my grandfather. He was in the Navy during Pearl Harbor, although he was not there when the attack happened. He served through the war, commanding a ship, and eventually left the Navy as a Lt. Cmdr. at the conclusion of the war. That is his Naval Officer's dress sword in the foreground.
The man on the left is my great-grandfather Dr. Reuben O'Neal. He was an Army surgeon in Europe during WWI and put the uniform back on to serve as the director of Selective Services during WWII.