Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Larry Kirsch

The following story was written by my grandfather about his experience at Pearl Harbor on the fateful day of December 7th, 1941. All credit goes to him, not only for preserving history but for his actions on that day. I am only sharing a story that has been in our family for generations.

I did not know my grandfather very well. It is funny how you don’t really know much about family sometimes. Much of it comes out later in life after they are no longer with you. He was a quiet reserved man like most of us in my family. Yet you can see the touch of crazy and love of adrenaline that we seem to have inherited.┬áHis reliability and competence is something I feel we have been blessed with.

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