Lufkin veteran recalls Pearl Harbor attack

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Monday marks the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack sank four American battleships and destroyed nearly 200 planes. More than 2,200 sailors, marines and soldiers were killed.

Although it's been decades, we a Lufkin resident says he clearly remembers December 7, 1941. It was that day that would change the course of his life. He recalls a few memories from the war.

"I remember I got drafted," said Willie Coleman, World War II veteran. "As we loaded and unloaded the ships. We loaded guns, big gun shells."

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