PUNTA GORDA — On the peaceful Sunday morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Englewood resident John Seelie of the 25th Infantry Division was going to Honolulu. But when the first flight of Japanese Zeroes swarmed down on Wheeler Field bombing hundreds of aircraft on the ground, he knew it was “a bad idea.”
By day’s end, that quiet Sunday morning 71 years ago would be anything but peaceful. Japan’s sneak attack at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands would catapult America into World War II, and would forever change the world in which we live.
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