Russ Joslin enjoys history. And when the Navy veteran from Fairborn wants to learn more about one of the most pivotal days in American naval history he simply walks the 12 feet to neighbor Ed Malan’s front door and knocks.
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“One of the guys got up and looked out the window and said, ‘Them’s Japanese planes.’ And somebody else yelled, ‘Shut up and go back to bed.’”
Rolla “Ed” Malan of Fairborn, 93, who was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, as a Navy machinist mate on the USS Preble.
For a video of Ed Malan’s firsthand account of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, go to mydaytondailynews.com