|About the Book|
An oral and pictorial history featuring the personal stories of 50Honolulucivilians, including civilian deaths by friendly fire.Stories of WWII life in Honolulu under Martial Law, including themilitarytakeover of civil government, courts,More An oral and pictorial history featuring the personal stories of 50Honolulucivilians, including civilian deaths by friendly fire.Stories of WWII life in Honolulu under Martial Law, including themilitarytakeover of civil government, courts, schools, homes, and the control ofcivilian currencyCurfew, blackout, air-raid drills, gas masks, censorship, evacuations-ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Lawrence R. Larry Rodriggs is a third-generation born Hawaiian ofPortuguese ancestry. He was 9-years-old and living in the area when theattack occurred. His book is dedicated to his father, Reginald KaleilaniRodrigues, who witnessed firsthand the death and destruction that Sundaymorning but would never talk of his experiences. Larry resides inCalifornia(in the San Francisco Bay Area) and is retired (1989) following 30 yearsofservice from Blue Cross of California. He is a part-time instructor attheUniversity of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, and owns his own writing,editing,and publishing company, Communications Concepts. Larrys publishingcompanyhas published Portuguese Hawaiian Memories, (1930), an out-of-printgenealogyresource book by Joaquin Freitas. He is presently working on editing andpublishing a personal account oral history (written by Abe Dolim, who isfeatured in We Remember Pearl Harbor) of the bombing of Europe by B-17sinWWII. On the drawing board is also a book about the PortugueseimmigrationtoHawaii in the 1800s, including the life story of Larrys grandmother,MariaBotelho Rego.Larry Rodriggs is a well-received speaker at service, community, schoolsandchurch groups, and was the keynote speaker at the Arizona Memorial,PearlHarbor, December 7, 1997. His message: Keep the Memories Alive! Larry ismarried 41 years to Jean Nigro Rodriggs, a retired kindergarten schoolteacher. They have two married sons and six grandchildren.