WWII veterans mark a solemn day
Family and friends of World War II veterans gathered on the deck of the USS Cassin Young yesterday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Rain poured onto the crowds, flowing off umbrellas and military uniforms in rivers, but the two Pearl Harbor survivors who attended the ceremony seemed unconcerned. One of the men, Don Tabbut, 88, was an 18-year-old radioman on Dec. 7, 1941. He recalled the details of the day: the explosions that rousted him. Watching the USS California sink - then, the USS Oklahoma and the USS Arizona.