Below is posted a remarkable document. It is the single-page disillation of the three-quarters-of-a- century pursuit of honor in justice by three generations of an American family. The family is that of Rear Adm. Husband Kimmel, who, with Maj. Gen. Walter Short, was in command during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Ever since that terrible day, these two senior officers have been wrongfully scapegoated for the attack by our own government, which, among other unconscionable failures, had witheld vital intelligence from the Pearl command. The facts of the matter are not in doubt. Now that the Board for Correction of Naval Records has taken up the case, it is high time, finally, for swift justice.
Rear Adm. Husband Kimmel's eldest grandson, Thomas Kimmel, has shared the summary of the case that was presented to the Navy board last month. After many thousands of pages of multiple investigations into the attack, it is rather amazing to see this especially sordid, complicated aspect of the attack -- the Roosevelt administration cover-up and creation of scapegoats -- set forth on one single page.
There is much more information about Rear Adm. Kimmel and Maj. Gen. Short's cases at Mr. Kimmel's website here.
Meanwhile, as of this posting, Tom Kimmel is still waiting for a response from the Navy records board.