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Being a VFW member, I've talked to some of these men and women and in general it was shock and Horror. Shock that we could get caught with our pants around our ankles. Horror in seeing the devestation of the bombing. The death tolls, ships that were sunk with sailors stuck inside them. Then anger. The armed forces were chomping at the bit to back at them. It was Adm. Yamamoto who said "I fear we have awoken a sleeping giant". Well they did that and more.

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Q: How did the American soldiers respond to Pearl Harbor and how did they feel about entering the war after?
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