The Day of Infamy


December 29, 2022

-Submitted photo

The gantries attached to the hull of the U.S.S. Oklahoma and high-tension cables were used to rotate the hull right-side-up in 1943.

My folks were children of the 1930s and were in their formative years in the early 1940s as World War II raged, so the news release caught my eye and my curiosity.

The Navy was announcing that Hoquiam native Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Lorentz Emanuel Hultgren, whose hometown is Tacoma, will be buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or "Punchbowl," in Hawaii on January 9, 2023....

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