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Think some of us seven.
Mind being 41.
-- date which will live.
He was right 71 years ago today over 2400.
Americans were killed in the surprise Japanese attack.
On the US naval base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Last summer over a dozen Pearl Harbor veterans from Wisconsin went back to that place where they served and where they survive.
On the first -- -- -- one you know expecting too much.
-- -- -- It's tough to see all.
The mystery who has created.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Their entire honor flight journey documented for a film called back to pearl interest right now is the film's director Chris had been.
Who's in the air force currently an air force -- and Pearl Harbor survivor he Walt also known as cookie cook good morning to both of -- Good morning and it it's good to have you cookie.
On the morning of December 7 you were there.
In the barracks yes and of what you want to shower get ready for church right that's right where Gloria.
An apparent there right about there a bomb went off nearby what did you do then bomb went off gunman here.
All right and I -- I was underneath this car when a bomb went off so you ran out of the building and were Smart enough to jump underneath a car.
Yes and along the way you feel that another another GI we have saved your life that day.
I think so because he he was.
In front of me.
They'd they'd drop the bombs.
For an eternity here -- and the shrapnel from the bomb.
And I hit him first.
Because meters in front of me.
Under the car and turn.
They'll know -- you'd do with this movie together yes.
You know in coordination with this honor flight from Wisconsin.
Where a lot of the guys went back to Pearl Harbor to remember that day and to remember their lives -- that's all all the money came out of your pocket why did you do -- Simply just to say thank you these -- we owe our lives so and the way our country is today and there's nothing better than going back and letting them see their memorials.
Letting them -- -- the places that they were at that day.
Write a cookie I understand you you always wanted to meet that guy who you met.
Under that car that day because you felt like you would like to talk to him while I never -- lead and never know whose name until right.
Went back to -- in the -- is the honor flight she went back with the honor from -- and just -- again the historian.
Had a letter from him.
And she gave me letter in that -- -- now I know little -- was.
Because you think him with your life yes he you -- your life to him for his quick thinking.
Yeah it you know there's one thing Chris we we see it in the history books -- read about it or you see that the new Israel's like that but and -- actually hear the story from guys like cookies from that date it it changes everything and when I watched.
-- portion of your movie it's like.
You know it's still so wrong for them even seventy years later because it they'll always happen in -- Like you said I'm I'm in the military is still actually come -- camera man was fourth -- camera so my job is to document history.
For the military.
I feel that if I'm honored enough to be able to go -- these guys and document something a little part of possibly what they did back then just makes even better.
What this Pearl Harbor day what does December 7 mean to you every year comes and what do you think up cookie and -- -- In the -- what does it mean to me.
And mentioned -- was -- starter in the more and it was.
And it changed everybody's lives right there.
Well it is an honor to have you here today.
Cookie cook thank you and Chris have been as well the director of the movie return well thank you thank you very queries -- have a chance thank you -- -- -- -- -- there.
Make you think you.
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