He had to choose between Hawaii and the Philippines upon his enlistment, and Hawaii won. He liked the name.
Little did Sgt. Darwin “Ditty” Schurr know he would miss getting bombed on the beach only because he decided to sleep in the motor park. It was his birthday, and he had camped on the beach while on furlough.
Ditty, whose daughter, Linda Conley, lives in Tyrone, survived the surprise strike on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941–it was his 22nd birthday. Read More»