"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 31 May 2001

"Pearl Harbor"

At 7:55 am on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, a Japanese force of 183 aircraft attacked U.S. military and naval facilities on Oahu, Hawaiian Islands without warning. For 30 minutes, dive bombers, and torpedo planes struck airfields and naval vessels. Most Americans know the story of Pearl Harbor and the opening moments of World War II.

Casualties to U.S. at Pearl Harbor were: 2,343 service personnel killed, 960 missing and 1,272 wounded; 151 U.S. planes destroyed on the ground and all eight U.S. battleships at anchor in Pearl Harbor were either sunk or damaged.

The new movie "Pearl Harbor" at http://www.pearlharbor.com has brought the story to the younger generation and resurfaced long buried memories of the older generation.

The Milam County Texas War Dead Project http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday has documented the two men from that county who died during the attack at Pearl Harbor: Machinist's Mate First Class Paul Clement Bartlett is entombed aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) and Seaman First Class William Davis Horton who died aboard the USS West Virginia (BB-48).

Who are the men from your county how died at Pearl Harbor? Do you know their stories?

There are several places on the Internet to look for information about Pearl Harbor:

"Speaking Event"

Lynna Kay Shuffield will be speaking at the Montgomery County (Texas) Genealogical & Historical Society meeting on Monday, June 4th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Montgomery County Library, 104 I-45 North (Hwy 2854 & I-45), Main Meeting Room, Conroe, Texas. For more information visit: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmcghs/ or write: P. O. Box 867, Conroe, Texas 77305-086.

"Internet Hint - Genealogy.org"

Genealogy.org http://www.genealogy.org/, hosted by RootsWeb, is the Gensite campaign that hopes to increase visits to all participating websites by taking the advantage of the popularity of its website that receives more than 7,000 hits a day.

Any genealogy-related website can join and it is free. All you have to do is submit your website, then past several short lines of HTML code into your website. Once done, the small Gensite logo will appear and all subsequent visits to the page will be counted by Gensite. Participating sites are ranked by popularity by the number of hits.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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