I should like to express my sincere...

I should like to express my sincere gratitude to Christian Science for the wonderful protection it gave me during the enemy raid on Pearl Harbor. On the morning of Sunday, December 7, while getting ready for church, I suddenly heard the roar of planes. For a few minutes I didn't realize what they were. I looked out and saw our hangars being blown up. Then I ran out of the barracks and over to the bomb storage area about half a mile away. I drove two of our officers to the landing field in one of the command cars to see how the loading of our planes was progressing.

The enemy planes were then flying low, only about fifteen to twenty feet above us, strafing and dropping bombs. The officers jumped out of the car. I drove along a little farther, then jumped out myself and started rolling over. When I stopped rolling and looked around, I saw the car going up in smoke. All this time I had been doing the best right thinking I possibly could. I managed then to get over to one of our planes. It was then I realized I had been hit in the leg with shrapnel. Again the power of Science was realized. The shrapnel was removed without my having to go to the hospital, and I was able to go back to work. Part of this work consisted of bomb disposal, picking up duds and destroying them.

Throughout the whole ordeal, Christian Science was my strong deliverer. Science, too, was wholly responsible for my leaving Pearl Harbor on January 10 to take an officers' training course in Maryland.

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Testimony of Healing
I should like to express my...
November 21, 1942

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