WWII veterans in Sherman remember attack on Pearl Harbor

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII)-- Today there are less than 500,000 WWII veterans still living, with about 348 dying each day.

In Sherman there are three WWII veterans living under one roof at Traditions Senior Living.

Billie Hard is 93 year old, and served in the Army Air Corps as an instructor. He remembers the infamous day that would change history forever.

Hard said, "I was out in the cotton field, chopping cotton and my dad come out and told me."

Another veteran, 95-year-old Thomas Davis said, "I was sitting in the car with my brother and his wife and child, and we heard it over the radio."

On that day the Japanese Imperial Navy surprised the Navy in Pearl Harbor killing 2,335 American servicemen.

All three veterans including 95-year-old J.W. Ashmore, were all moved by the attack to enlist in the military, all three part of the Army Air Corps.

Thomas Davis remembers his time in service, "I flew 10 missions, off waste gunner, tail gunner".

Billie Hard remembers how all American came together after the attack at Pearl Harbor.

The sense of unity stronger than ever before.

Hard recalled, "Women they were right out there with the men, they ran to the factories".

Leaving a legacy that will always be remembered, as only they can describe it.

Billie Hard said, "I'd like to be remembered as patriotic."

"Great strides in medicine, great strides in politics", said J.W. Ashmore.

Davis said, "They were unafraid, they had a job to do, they did it".

A group of men that will forever be remembered as being part of the Greatest Generation.