Armando "Chick" Galella's historic scrapbook includes newspaper articles, pictures and some brochures about his time serving in the 53rd Signal Corps in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor Attacks. His tent was on Hickam Field.
The Warner Library—just on time for Dec. 7's 71rst Pearl Harbor Day anniversary—put together a little display in the cabinets in the front foyer of these special items.
Here are some photos, including one of the chilling dispatch received:
AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR x THIS IS NOT DRILL
It was 7:55 a.m. in Hawaii (12:55 p.m. EST) when the Japanese strike began that would launch the U.S. into its second World War.
There's also a great old photo of Galella, some 70 years back. Now in his 90s, Galella, a lifelong resident of Sleepy Hollow, seems to be beloved by all. He is a Bronze Star decorated veteran. More recently he was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame in 2011.
Here's more on him remembering the day that lives in infamy.
Chick Galella's scrapbook and Pearl Harbor memorabilia will be on display at Warner Library, during regular hours, for the month of December.