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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 24 2007,9:02  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hi Ed,
Well said! Thanks for the insight.
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Hi David,

After rer-eading my reply, I don't want anyone to mistake my point or take it the wrong way.  My Dad simply stated that his crewmates were all very proud of the Nevada, which they nicknamed "The Old Maru".  And they were all VERY angry at the pounding she took at PH, in particular when she tried to run for the sea and became one of the prime targets of the bombers from the 2nd wave.  

The tragic and horific loss of life aboard the Arizona certainly was on everyone's mind, no doubt.  But the attacks and subsequent damage done to their own particular ship was taken very personally.  It was, after all, their home that was attacked.  I'm sure other survivors that were aboard Oklahoma, California and West Virginia in PH felt the same about their ship. It became personal, and they were going to make somebody pay.

For that reason, there really wasn't a huge morale boost on the Nevada in knowing it was some of Arizona's guns pounding Normandy, but more that The Old Maru survived PH and she was dealing some very serious and deadly payback.  

I hope that clears it up better.

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Hi Ed,
Again, well said! Thanks for the added insight. I do listen and learn... and there are so many -like you- with whom I would love to listen. Thank you!
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