It is hard to predict when the sadness and solemnity will hit you when you visit Pearl Harbor. For me it was when we set out on the Navy vessel across the channel that on a December morning in 1941 turned into hell on earth, a bloody chaos of explosions and smoke and fire and bombs. December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, and 2014 will mark the 73rd anniversary of the attack that brought the United States into World War II. Ceremonies will … [Read more...]
Kevin Nelson writes frequently about the West and California, particularly the northern part of the state where he makes his home with his wife, children, and dog Ruby. He is the author of more than 20 books, which have won awards for excellence in journalism and history. His writing has appeared in Dave's Travel Corner, San Francisco Chronicle, California Historical Quarterly, San Francisco Magazine, and many more.