By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Eugene H. Hume


Eugene H. Hume


U.S. Marine Corps


EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Potter, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

Eugene "Gene" Hume was two weeks into his 16th year of life when the warriors of the Japanese Emperor's Air and Navy forces struck Pearl Harbor.

Like just about all Americans, he was more than a little agitated that we had been attacked. He wanted to join then but would have to wait a while.

The U.S. Navy was taking...

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