Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Japanese Ruined Her Honeymoon

The day that Wilson and Roberta Ollis married was a date which will live in infamy.

While they were swapping wedding vows on Dec. 7, 1941 in Orlando, Fla., Pearl Harbor was under attack.

“They were bombing Pearl Harbor as we said ‘I do,’” Roberta Ollis said.
The couple didn’t find out about the attack until they were driving to Daytona, Fla., for their honeymoon. They heard the news of the attack on the radio. They also heard the call for all servicemen to report to their post, meaning Wilson, a staff sergeant in the Air Force, would have to cut his time with his new bride short.
“I would say it is interesting (being married on Pearl Harbor day),” Roberta Ollis said. “It was OK, I wasn’t really happy they messed up my honeymoon.” [Link]

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