[George] Hursey, originally from North Carolina, was 21 years old at the time of the Dec. 7 attack. Hursey and the 130 others in his unit – Battery G of the 64th Coast Artillery – jumped into action when the strikes began at 7:55 a.m.
“Nobody was scared,’’ he said. “We had a job to do. It’s what we were trained to do….’’
Hursey worries that national leaders have forgotten past events like Pearl Harbor, which he believes leads to events like the terrorist attacks of 2001.
“The worst thing that happened to this country is 9/11,’’ he said. “Soldiers are supposed to die, we get paid for it. There were so many people who weren’t supposed to die in those attacks.’’