Pearl Harbor Child
The morning of December 7, 1941, remains burned in Dorinda Nicholson’s memory. Japanese bombers swooped so low over her home near the tip of Hawaii’s Pearl City Peninsula, only a few hundred yards from the stricken USS Utah, that the then-6-year-old could see the pilots’ goggles. She and her terrified family took cover in a nearby sugarcane field, and from there watched the historic devastation of the U.S. naval fleet in Pearl Harbor.
Nicholson went on to settle in Kansas City, earning three degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, working 25 years as a psychotherapist, and raising a family. Now 81, she recalls the seminal event of her childhood – and its aftermath – in a discussion of her book Pearl Harbor Child : A Child's View of Pearl Harbor from Attack to Peace.
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