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"Keep in mind, in those days, the only radio we had was a battery radio. And if the battery was up and the antenna was still strung across the top of the house, you could hear pretty good. But if it wasn't, you couldn't. But, my father had his ear down to that radio and was telling us what was going on. And we did – I remember Roosevelt making his speech, you know, and declaring war on Japan. So, there was never any doubt in anybody's mind that – what the United States and our allies had to do."

Don Geery & Pearl Harbor

   

Other Excerpts from Don Geery's Interview:

Enlisting Before his 18th Birthday
Don's War Experience
Rural Nebraska's Contribution
America's Industrial War Machine
Rounding Up Japanese-Americans
The GI Bill
Drive-In Movie Theaters
Hooking Up Electricity on Christmas Eve
A Young Boy's Love of Baseball
Baseball on Tinian Island
Semi-Pro Baseball Back Home
Digging Holes for Electric Poles by Hand
Feeding the World