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Presented by Coronado Public Library
Friday, September 14, 2018
640 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118
Husband Edward Kimmel (February 26, 1882 – May 14, 1968) was an admiral in the United States Navy. At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was commander in chief of the United States Fleet and the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He was removed from command after the December 1941 attack and reduced from four-star to the two-star rank of rear admiral. He retired from the Navy in 1942. His grandson, Tom Kimmel will give a talk and reveal the real reasons for the success of the Japanese attack.
Tom Kimmel, a noted Pearl Harbor scholar, former FBI agent, and eldest grandson of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, comes from a family of distinguished scholars and government servants dedicated to protecting America. Notwithstanding the preceding, his grandfather was accused from the well of the House of Representatives of failing to prevent World War II. Tom Kimmel will respond to these allegations during his talk at the Coronado Library.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Winn Room.