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Four Star Admiral Thomas Fargo USN (Ret.) shares Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary events

Four Star Admiral Thomas Fargo USN Ret
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Four Star Admiral Thomas Fargo USN Ret.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor--probably the most transformative moment in 20th century history--the island of Oahu will be hosting 11 days of events and memorials (December 1-11). Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Oahu as he talks with four-star Admiral, Thomas Fargo, retired Commander of the Pacific Fleet, and Chairman of the Hawaii governor’s Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Committee

Admiral Fargo shares insights about the 41 planned commemorative events at Pearl Harbor and around the island of Oahu, including special programs coordinated by the National Park Service's WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, along with Fargo's fascinating personal insights about WWII and recollections from his illustrious Naval career. 

For Hollywood buffs, Admiral Fargo served as the inspiration for the character, “Commander Bart Mancuso” in the Hollywood film The Hunt for Red October based on the Tom Clancy book.

WWII museums and military associations around America will also offer special programs showcasing the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor remembrance with symposiums and more, such as the National WWII Museum New Orleans.  

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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