Remembering his memories
LETTER FROM THE PAST n Dolores Gregg looks over one of the letters her late husband, Lloyd, wrote while he was stationed as a sailor at Pearl Harbor during the start of World War II. Gregg is standing in front of a picture of the USS Farragut, the ship Lloyd was stationed on during the time of the Japanese attack. Photo by Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
July 29, 2001
Lloyd and Dolores Gregg had made one memorable trip to Mississippi before moving to Lauderdale County earlier this year.
The longtime Michigan residents attended a Pearl Harbor survivors reunion Biloxi.
Mr. Gregg was on the USS Farragut the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His ship, a destroyer, was anchored west of Ford Island. On the other side of the island was battleship row, the main target for the Japanese.
Like most Americans living at the time, it was a day he would never forget.