I was a 15 year old "High School Harry", coming down for breakfast at my folk's T&P Cafe and Hotel, here in Fort Worth, Texas.
The radio had just announced the activity, and was ablaze with the National Anthem.
As I recall, the two local papers, Fort Worth Press and FW Star-Telegram, ran five extras that day
The following day, FDR made his announcement around noon while I was in the ROTC Armory at R.L.Paschal HS...we were at war...what a feeling...a feeling of excitement and gloom, actually, for I had two brothers older than I, and three uncles who were prime candidates for the military.
Of the six, only one brother and I served, and I was the only one sent into combat.
Like all of us, I was honored to do my duty. and would gladly do it all over if need be.
Here's to the Last Man Standing.
Louie F. Turner 985th FA BN, Fifth Army, Italian Campaign.