Remembrance I'Ll Never Forget. Never.

A 71-year-old retiree in East Hanover, N.J., he was a radioman on the minelayer Oglala when the attack began.

We were outboard of the Helena, a cruiser. A torpedo went under us, slammed into the Helena and loosened our plates. We started to take on water. Several minutes later I copied the famous message, "Air raid on Pearl Harbor. This is no drill." We're tilting -- I know this is no drill.

An hour later, the Oglala rolled over and sank. Me and Wally Gojanovich, who lives in Florida now, got off together. While we were running, they were strafing us....

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