They served in the Army infantry and on Naval destroyers. They saw first-hand the devastation of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of them are now deceased, but we remember their service and their memories of “a date which will live in infamy.”In honor of the 76th anniversary of the attack, here is a selection of stories about local Pearl Harbor survivors:We speak with Ed Johann, who now lives in Lincoln City, about surviving the attack in an open vessel in the middle of the harbor.
Randy Wieber dreads making the call, but he has to. Portland police have found an unidentified man dead on the MAX train tracks. Is it his 23-year-old son? After tracking Dustin from Florida to Oregon, it's clear the young man is living homeless on the streets. He's not carrying identification, so Randy gives police a description: 5-foot-9, 120 pounds soaking wet, long brown hair, wearing a red jacket. Then he gets put on hold.
Pearl Harbor, I suppose, can be traced back to the source of every story I have written about World War II veterans. If not for the deadly attack by the Japanese navy, perhaps the United States would not have joined the war with such fervor, perhaps there would have been less reason to write about 30-some local men and women who served in it and shared with me their experiences.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".