Based on a history professor's vivid description of the moments just prior to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, it's how I've always envisioned it happening.

Two soldiers--they may have been privates--saw something on radar (or whatever it was 75 years ago) they had never seen before.

Dozens of Japanese warplanes were heading toward Hawaii.

I can see it even though I NEVER saw it.

But 96-year-old Earl Davis DID see it.

The Owensboro resident and Tell City native was there 75 years ago today and was laying on his bunk reading a newspaper when it all began.

A neighbor of Earl's notified Owensboro Living and my friend, Danny May, got the chance to chat with and interview Davis about being a part of one of the most pivotal events in the history of the world.

Click here and relive it.

Truly amazing!

And, of course, we thank Mr. Davis for his service.