Sailor recalls hit on Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2012

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Jack Williamson can’t give many vivid details about what he saw during the Dec. 7, 1941 surprise bomb attack on Pearl Harbor, but he was close enough to hear the bombs exploding.

He was a little too busy to sit back and watch.

Williamson, a 94-year-old Thorp Spring resident who was born south of Granbury in the Mambrino area, was a torpedoman in the Navy when the Japanese planes unleashed their bombs in that strategic World War II attack.


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