Gordon Read, W4YIH; WW2 Pearl Harbor Veteran

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  1. KF0DHQ

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    Thank you for your service and I Hope my generation will never forget Pearl Harbor and Heroic men like you. God Bless!
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  2. KE0GXN

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    Awesome story. Wish we had more like him left in our world!
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  3. W0KPC

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    Thanks Bud. I really enjoyed that. My father-in-law was a 33 year army vet. Started in WWII and through Vietnam - he wouldn't talk about it, unless we asked. I'm a Navy vet from the mid 80's and I knew we were panzies compared to the guys who actually fought during wartime, and I always asked questions to hear his stories and perspective. Gordon was a delight to listen to. 73 to you both.
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  4. KQ1V

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    Go NAVY!!!
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  5. N7AME

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    Thank you for your service and God Bless you and your family.
    I was Signal Corps 1964 - 1968 then Communications in the Washington Air National Guard for 25 years.
    My brother-in-law gave me an outstanding book called the Radioman written by Carol Edgemon Hipperson. A bio for of Ray Doves a noncom who served and witness
    to several events including being on the bridge of the USS Yorktown (aircraft carrier) before it went down.
    When we go to Hawaii, the major stop is the USS Arizona to pay our respects. Met many survivors when we went in early December and attend the event on the 7th.
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  6. WA3CVC

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    Hello, my name is Henry Hill, Wa3cvc, I ran the Pearl Harbor net for a few years. I am not a Pearl Survivor, but they all got up there in years and asked me to do it The net fell apart and Gordon was lost in the white noise as I never heard him again. I do not have a working radio at the moment. I did write three books on Pearl Harbor, with some of the net members in them. I never got an interview with Gordon.

    My email address is henryohill@gmail.com. Let me know if Gordon wants a copy of the books. Looke the books up on Amazon. Here are the titles

    Pearl Harbor, Once Upon a night before
    Pearl Harbor, Once Upon a Day
    Pearl Harbor, Once upon a time

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  7. K0WVL

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    Is that submariners net sked.. eastern time?
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  8. WA2LXB

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    Greatest respect, shipmate.

    "The sea is selective, slow in recognition of effort and aptitude, but fast in sinking the unfit." Felix Riesenberg

    Lt. USNR-1985-1994
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  9. WB4JHS

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    Amazing life! Thank you for selfless serving!
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  10. N7KO

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    He is still sharp as a tack, An honor to set here and watch/Listen to his story.
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  11. W4AUT

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    December 7th will soon arrive. Never!! forget what happen on that DAY!!
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  13. KG5JAW

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    Is the Net open to other Navy veterans as well? I was never on subs, just an aircraft carrier. Gordon, you’ve got an impressive history! That’s cool!

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  14. W4AUT

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    As a Navy "RADIOMAN" Gordon represents the Rate we all loved and admired!!
  15. WC5CW

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    What a great story and tribute to Navy Radioman Gordon Read. His acumen and articulation of his experience 70 plus years ago is absolutely remarkable. As an amateur radio operator who never served in America's military service my invitation to operate 40m CW below decks of the battleship USS Texas, moored in the Houston Ship Channel, commemorating Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, was an organized weekend event for several years in the late 1990's - early 2000's. An event that each December was both celebratory and sobering. Thank you for posting the memorable video of Gordon, W4YIH an American Patriot (!)
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