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World War II (1939-1945)

Harford residents remember where they were during Pearl Harbor attack 75 years later

Harford residents remember where they were during Pearl Harbor attack 75 years later

Elizabeth Niswonger was 19 years old, recently married and about four months pregnant with her first child when the United States entered World War II 75 years ago Thursday.

Niswonger, now 93, and her husband, Harvey, lived several miles outside of Aberdeen at the time. They were Christmas shopping in Baltimore on Dec. 8, 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced to the American people that their nation was declaring war on Japan after the Japanese military bombed the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the day before.

Roosevelt called the day of the sneak attack, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy."

Lester Orsburn Sr., 95, a...

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