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Arn Kind, U.S.S. Ward at Pearl Harbor - 11/30

Minnesota History with Arn Kind

TheU.S.S. Ward at Pearl Harbor: Minnesotans Fire the First Shot of the Pacific War

Less than ayear before America entered into the Second World War, a bunch of youngMinnesotans joined the U.S. Navy.  Aftertheir training, these men were shipped off to serve their country. TheseMinnesotans proved to be excellent sailors who were proud to serve on thedestroyer U.S.S. Ward stationed in Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Island ofOahu.  They kept the vessel ship-shapeand proved themselves to able sea-men. When the crew of the U.S.S. Ward spotteda submarine trying to sneak in to the harbor entrance on December 7, 1941, theevents that followed and the way the crew of the Ward reacted to them wouldearn all of them a place in the history books.

Wed.,Nov. 30, 2 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free



This project is madepossible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the peopleof Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.