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Question: "Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed? Do you remember that?"
   "Yes, I do. I was in Camp Funston, Kansas, laying on my bunk. I was in the service. I was in the horse calvary, and I was laying on my bunk when that came over the radio.…
   "I had about two months left to be in the service. And I said, 'Well that goes down the drain. I'll be in for the duration.' And so I was in for four years and seven months. And I volunteered for one year, you see, that's what the draft started out to be."

Harry Hankel – Pearl Harbor

   

Other Excerpts from Harry Hankel's Interview:

Harry's War and POW Experience
Coming Home after the War
First Television
Biggest Change in Farming
From Horses to Tractors