The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941
Building for War
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History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and taught college history courses for years, knocking on those doors all along the way.
My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.Read More
Recent Blog Posts
May 18, 2022 |
Among the memoirs penned by Wake survivors is one written by Logan “Scotty” Kay in 1971 titled “By the Dawn’s...
March 13, 2022 |
The recent water contamination crisis on Oahu has rung the death knell for the U. S. Navy’s 80-year-old Red Hill...
February 22, 2022 |
Six years ago, I wrote a blog post titled Ready, Aim, Fire about the successful ICBM defense test that had just...
December 20, 2021 |
Uninhabited until the 1930s, tiny Wake Island had no claim to fame but for a shipwreck that caught the attention...