Pearl Harbor Day - The First Event of WWII

Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250


Attached is a part of the WWII event that started the war.  The story below is from my brother about his part in 1969.  Attached below is a letter he sent out to his friends.

Hi Folks, 

                Back in 1969 I was in the Marine Corps stationed in Kaneohe, Hi. A couple of guys and myself were looking for shells on base at the beach right across the road from the riding stables. Now you should know that Kaneohe was the first base hit when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Kaneohe was at that time a Navy base and was home to a PBY air wing. Well back to the looking for shells I had spotted what I thought was a peculiar looking shell and started digging it up when I notice the shell had teeth. The more I dug the more the shell looked like a skull. I called CID which is like the FBI in the Military and they contacted Bishop Estates which does excavating of ancient artifacts in Hawaii. It turns out that the shell was of a solder that had been missing since the bombing of Pearl and was thought to be AOL. I guess he was sun bathing on the beach when the bombers came in and strafed the beach. CID said they found out his name and informed us of the circumstances.

This are links to websites that tell the story of the attack at Kaneohe Bay:

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

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Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comments (6)

Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI
Randy, I read both your Pearl Harbor posts; both are wonderful. Thanks for the historical Kaneohe account. I am going to post the one about the Japanese pilot who terrorized Niihau.
Dec 08, 2006 07:42 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Michael - I look forward to reading your post.  I do not know as much about that story.
Dec 08, 2006 08:10 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Hey Michael I read your post A Little Known Fact about Dec. 7, 1941 Great Post.
Dec 08, 2006 08:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Randy, thanks for sharing this, I had not read it before.
Dec 08, 2006 05:26 PM
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Randy, these are great posts and welcomed additions to our group. Thank you!
Dec 08, 2006 06:07 PM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
George & Rich - Thank you for the kind words.  Living here in Hawaii this has some significance to me.
Dec 09, 2006 03:39 AM