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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Over the rubble, through the tunnel and down the ladder they go. It's all in a day's training for Search & Rescue dogs like Nino, pictured above. It takes more than a year of training for a dog to become certified
for this valuable but dangerous work. It takes a very committed human, like Marin County Fire Captain, Jim Boggeri, to teach a dog this lifesaving trick.
Boggeri, like all "Canine Specialists" is a volunteer. He and his first dog, Recon, were involved in many rescue missions including at Hurricane Katrina and, closer to home, a mud slde in Mill Valley.
This is Us followed Boggeri as he put Nino through his paces on the local training course.
The Imperial Japanese Navy struck without warning on December 7, 1941, leaving 3700 casualties in their wake. It was a terrible, devastating day.
This is Us interviewed a dozen Bay Area veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack. They told remarkable stories. The men revealed how they came to be at Pearl Harbor that day, their experience in the battle and how and why they survived. They tell of Japanese aircraft flying so close, they could see the rivets on the plane and the glint of a pilot's teeth, of diving into flaming, oil covered waters, narrow escapes, lucky breaks and last minute changes that removed them from harm's way.
Here is our full length Pearl Harbor Special.
December 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, an unprecedented event that drew the United States into World War II. There are less than 1,400 veterans of that battle still living. Most are more than 90 years old.
This is Us spoke to a dozen local Pearl Harbor Survivors, who recounted how their lives were changed forever on the morning of December 7, 1941 when the sea turned to flame, ships were sunk and friends were lost. Old men who were once young warriors recall "a date which will live in infamy" in this clip from our Pearl Harbor Special. You can see the whole program on KQED Plus (Comcast 10) December 7 at 7pm.