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Infamous day felt firsthand by Schenectady woman

Sherwood lived near Pearl Harbor in 1941

Schenectady Stockade resident, Susanna Sherwood, 88, was living with her parents in Hawaii and was a Pearl Harbor witness. She was16 when the attacks happened, and remembers vividly the day, and weeks following the attacks.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady Stockade resident, Susanna Sherwood, 88, was living with her parents in Hawaii and was a Pearl Harbor witness. She was16 when the attacks happened, and remembers vividly the day, and weeks following the attacks.
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Susanna Kitts Sherwood was one of the first Americans to learn about the infamy. Her brother David broke the news to her during the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese forces bombed and torpedoed Pearl Harbor — the Hawaiian home base for the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet. The Kitts family was living in Honolulu. Susanna’s father, Willard A. Kitts III, was executive officer of the USS Salt Lake City and the fleet’s gunnery officer. ...

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safny
December 7, 2013
2:32 p.m.

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Great story. Classy lady.

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