I graduated from HiSchool in May of '41, enlisted in the U.S.Army Air Corp. in Aug.After basic I was assigned to Hq. Sq. 3rd Bomb. Gp. Savannah Army Air Base.They started Christmas furloughs early and being a short timer I had to take mine early and only got 7 days.Not enough time to get to home in S.Dak.Had a sister working in Washington, D.C. and an old boy hood pal that had moved there.Arrived D.C. Sat. evening Dec. 6.Was eating Sun. dinner at pals house, and he and I had gone to corner drug store for ice cream.They had the radio on and it was reporting Pearl Harbor under attack.That nite I recieved telegram to report back to base.Couldn't get a bus out until Mon. nite, so my pal gave me a whirlwind tour of our nations capitol on Mon.Was standing outside photographing the Capitol Bldg. when FDR was giving his "Day of Infamy" speech and declaring war on the japanese empire. And that's my story.Who's next?