Brian and I got to go to Hawaii at Christmas in 1986, we toured the Arizona Memorial. It was a special and sobering day.
I was honored to have a conversation with a lady whose husband was stationed at "Pearl" during that time. She said they lived 'over the hill' from the base and could not even hear what was going on, but it was on the radio and it took hours for her husband to get in touch with her, tell her he was OK
It was a day and time I can not even begin to imagine.
It is one of those times when FREEDOM is not 'free'