Sometimes You Read About the Neatest People

…in the local obituaries. We lost Mr. FRANK E. ZIELINSKI (1915 – 2007) this October 24th. He was a drummer. Now, it’s only a couple lines of his story, but they speak volumes

…After high school he enlisted in the Navy as a musician, a drummer. He served as a Musician for 23 years retiring in 1959.
Frank was serving on board the USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked.

His band completed the flag raising ceremony while under attack and then manned their battle stations.

don’t you think?

Hit by 1 aerial torpedo and 6, or more, bombs during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Nevada was beached in the harbour entrance to prevent sinking. She rejoined the fleet a year later, after repairs and refitting at Puget Sound Navy Yard.

Bless you, sir, and our condolences to your family.

3 Responses to “Sometimes You Read About the Neatest People”

  1. Skyler says:

    One thousand stories from heroes are dying every day.
    I once doubted that 1000/day figure, so I took the time to verify the math. It’s hard to imagine there were ever that many people serving that they can now die in such numbers.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    An amazing amount of wonderful folks are disappearing.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    True that, Bing. It is a great loss not just to their families and other loved ones it’s a loss to this whole country. They will be sorely missed.

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