Hickam pays tribute to Airmen of the past, Dec. 7

Col. Johnny Roscoe, 15th Wing commander, shakes the hand of Kenneth Ford, a Hickam Field Survivor, during a remembrance ceremony Dec. 7 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Ford enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 15, after lying about his age. On Dec 6th, he had a layover at Hickam Field en route to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Early Sunday morning while he was taking a shower, the first bombs dropped on Hickam Field. Ford defended Hickam field on the shores of Ft. Kamehameha Beach. Ford later went on to fight in the European theater, where he became a German prisoner of war. After his eventual release, he fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Main)

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