New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 8, 2001, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 08, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas December 2001 Page 3A 1A 1A 1A had just eaten breakfast a little before 8 They walked outside and and Slifes buddy pointed to the sky over Pearl Id just come out of the mess This thats antiaircraft gunfire up Nobody believed it not on Sunday We Thats the crazy navy having gun nery practice on a Sunday The soldiers in Slifes out an air defense artillery were well aware that there were problems between the United States and But the army units on Oahu werent preparing to repel an air borne I have no idea how much the higher ups but we didnt know Slife Wed prepared more for uprisings of the local In while the men watched what they thought was gunnery prac the phone inside the barracks A lieutenant ran from the yelling out the As soon as we found out what was going we hooked the guns and moved our to our maneuver posi tions overlooking the har The attack came in two waves beginning at Each included high altitude dive bombers and torpedo i bombers a mix designed to kill the ships of the 7th When it was over three hours about men were 18 ships were sunk or heavily damaged and 300 planes were destroyed or damaged on the During the first Slife and his buddies were moving trucks and setting up firing During the second they were ready when the torpedo bombers flew low over their the ris ing sun insignias unmis takable on their wings and The gunners opened fire on everything in the while the loaders kept shells going to Anybody here today who We shot down we hit forget Nobody knows who shot Chester the admiral raised in was given command of the Pacific Fleet after Pearl He began the war fighting with what he had air craft carriers like the ones that had decimated the 7th By wars he com manded the greatest navy ever assembled and would sign the instrument of unconditional surrender in Tokyo Bay on his the USS Slifes war ended at Iwo Jima in October two months after the I dont know who we worked for or where we the former private first class We just went where they told us and did what they told us to Friday was no There are other Marine Corps ROTO units To inarch in the Pearl Harbor parade was an honor well earned by the 23year old JROTC The New Braunfels cadets have won state champi onships for drill and bearing and expect to win Reid gave his troops a talk before they suited up for the parade in their USMC dress A lot of people will be looking at you on the parade Reid told the 1 want you to stand extra show physical courage and show them that you respect them by putting on a good Some of those people will be Pearl Harbor when they see that Marine Corps they will be thinking about the marines who died in those Cadet and sophomore Jennifer Llamas would not She only found out on Thursday that her unit was representing the Marine Corps Reid and John Medrnno hadnt men tioned Representing the Marine Corps is a big honor for This seemed like anoth er parade until they told us Now it seems Were very she Cadet Ryan a senior and battal ion commander for New said he and the other cadets were well drilled and absolutely ready to show their skill on the parade Its a great honor and responsibility to represent the Marine Corps and the It helps the public to see the military in a posi tive and creates sup port for the which is especially important at a time like Reeves 11 was our Pearl for n few Ry he he may be ready to make decisions about shifts in his approach to completing action against the Taliban loader ship and supporting Afghan opposition forces dying to bin Among the possibilities being considered Moving the Marines from their base southwest of They began arriving there from Navy ships in the Arabian Sea on 25 and this week began cutting off Taliban resupply and escape Franks said hell decide in the next few days whether we want to keep all of our forces positioned just as they are right now or whether we intend to shift some of their Adding more ground I will simply say that the possibility of increasing forces on the ground is cer tainly on the Franks In addition to the there are several hundred Army special opera t ions forces spread through There also are about members of the Armys 10th Mountain Division in neighboring Sending the Marines into the city of Kandahar to root remaining Taliban or al Qaida I will not say that we anticipate the Marines going into Kanda Franks I would simply leave it on the The Bush administration has said wants to bring Omar to but the sur render arrangement in Kan dahar left unclear whether he would be arrested and handed over to the United 1A Bush This war will not be won by truce or Bush told the crowd of sev eral like 60 years our resolve is being tested by the forces of Your courage during the defining hour of the 20th century gives is the courage to face this first challenge of the 21st centu ry and turn back the tide of tyranny that has crashed upon our Bush We salute our heroes who are not here with us just as we salute you who served before Youll as were not too far from San Antonio that the Remember the Alamo led to the found ing of the Texas Pearl Harbor was the cry of the genera tion that defeated tyranny 60 years Remember 11 is the cry that fuels us I think country Our president has the courage to see this just as our Commander in Chief 60 years Bush 1A practice and my mom had a big grin on her Gerhardt She had a and it had an Olympic long sleeve gloves and beanie in That was my I only hope its cold in Houston on The Olympic Flame was ignited in Greece on 19 before the cross country relay began in the last place the flame stood on A total of torchbear ers were chosen nationwide from hundreds of thousands of according to a Chevrolet Motor Corporation press The company has sponsored torch relay tradition for 50 The torch will be in Texas Monday through Wednesday and again before arriving 8 at the Opening Each torchbearer carries the flame for about two city but torch runners lit erally go the extra Runners such as Gerhardt remain stridebystride with torch bearers to ensure the successful exchange of the Some participants are while others have carried the torch in dog and horsedrawn open Selections are based upon a participants service to community or ability to overcome Gerhardts nomination came from New Braunfels Youth Soccer president David Rowe and his wife the groups We looked at who we thought were active in com munity as role models for Toni We wanted someone whom we felt would be a good repre If there is one person that wed want our four boys to grow up to be it would be She cited Gerhardts vol unteer commitment to the association as a goalkeeper and trainer for younger Gerhardts highest honor has been his 1999 selection as the most valuable player of New Braunfels Christian Academys soccer team until he I was excited and sur prised when I got the Gerhardt I never thought Id be There were less than kids in the United States picked as 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