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December 7, 2003

Albany- America had avoided the WWII conflict until the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.

The next day, in a speech before Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7th "a date which will live in Infamy."

South Georgia WWII veterans agree. In 1941 Ray Gomolski was a supply officer for the United States Army.

"It was December 7th. We'd just gotten through eating lunch, and I was stationed at Gunther Field. My first date with my wife was the day before Pearl Harbor," Gomolski remembers.

Gomolski says on the day of the attack he had just 100 days left in the military, but after Pearl Harbor was bombed, he enlisted for another 5 years in the Army.

Posted at 5:55 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com