Colonel Dave and Bobbie Harbour, Circa. 1987

The Arizona Memorial

Col Dave Harbour just prior to retirement in 1963



One can only imagine the thoughts running through the minds of the young couple on that Sunday, December 7, 1941 morning, when the full impact of the attack was known throughout the Islands and when — the next day — President Roosevelt made his famous, “day of Infamy” speech to the joint session of Congress.

This was the historic month in 1941 that Dad married Mom before his transfer to New Guinea as an Army Air Corps fighter pilot.

Your author was born 9 months later when Mom had been safely moved to Coleman, Texas to live with my Grand Parents.

As we deal with other treacherous foes today, let us always be prepared and never forget.


Gas line deal with China signals diminished expectations

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 Readers write: Letters to the editor, December 7, 2017

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the message in the glossy Alaska Gasline Development Corp. publication included with Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News isn’t clear. It shows Alaskan and Chinese dignitaries smiling and shaking hands across the signing table for the pipeline agreement …
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Tellurian awarded contracts worth $15.2bn to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Driftwood LNG, located near Lake Charles, Louisiana, US. The proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility includes 20 liquefaction units, each having slated …