Millions of Americans are still around who personally remember Pearl Harbor, Dec.7, 1941. I was a little boy, but the memory is etched in my mind. My two older sisters and I took in an afternoon matinee that day. I can even recall the movie: "Keep ’em Flying," a comedy about a pair of goofy air cadets featuring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. When we came out of the theater at around 4 p.m. that Sunday, newsboys were hawking papers with blaring headlines: The United States had been hit ...

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