Veterans history project kicks off

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By Great Falls Tribune

HELENA When Andrew Kim was a 15-year-old boy living in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he woke up early one morning to go to a friend’s house.

In the distant skyline he saw a black speck and thought it was odd to see the U.S. Army Air Corps doing maneuvers on a Sunday. The speck got bigger and he realized it was a Japanese fighter. The pilot tipped his wings to Kim and Kim’s friends as he passed by.

It was Dec. 7, 1941, and the world would never be the same.

And nearly four years later, Kim, now serving in the Navy aboard a support ship in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered, bringing an end to World War II.

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