In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor--probably the most transformative moment in 20th century history--the island of Oahu will be hosting 11 days of events and memorials (December 1-11). Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Oahu as he talks with four-star Admiral, Thomas Fargo, retired Commander of the Pacific Fleet, and Chairman of the Hawaii governor’s Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Committee.
Admiral Fargo shares insights about the 41 planned commemorative events at Pearl Harbor and around the island of Oahu, including special programs coordinated by the National Park Service's WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, along with Fargo's fascinating personal insights about WWII and recollections from his illustrious Naval career.
For Hollywood buffs, Admiral Fargo served as the inspiration for the character, “Commander Bart Mancuso” in the Hollywood film The Hunt for Red October based on the Tom Clancy book.
WWII museums and military associations around America will also offer special programs showcasing the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor remembrance with symposiums and more, such as the National WWII Museum New Orleans.
You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via:
Follow Tom on Social Media