Barnum alumnus recalls fiery start to World War II
You've heard of baptism by fire?
Such was the beginning of World War II for Barnum graduate Donald Long.
A member of the Barnum High School Class of 1939, Long started in the Navy in March 1941 after a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Tofte, Minn. By Dec. 7, he had been stationed at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station -- across the island of Oahu from Pearl Harbor -- as part of the VP-12 squadron for a few months.
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