America lost another Pearl Harbor Survivor and true hero of World War II this past week.
James (Jim) C. Bounds... a.k.a. "Outta Bounds" passed away in San Diego on Friday, 10 September, 2010.
See San Diego Union Tribune obituary... http://obituaries.signonsandiego.com/obituaries/signonsandiego/obituary.aspx?n=james-creston-bounds&pid=145243033
From the very first time I met Jim in the year 2000, I witnessed him treat each and everyone he met as a close friend. Jim, with his renowned sense of humor, always left that new friend with a smile on his or her face.
Considered "the last man off the USS Oklahoma"... Jim was always willing to recount the horrific events of 7 December, 1941, and how he nearly became one of the nearly 430 men lost on that date of infamy.
We all will miss you Jim... and we all thank you for the wonderful example of "being an American" for all of us to follow.
Filed under: Pearl Harbor Survivor USS Oklahoma Remember America Infamy Humor Love Hero American treasure by: PearlsofHonor
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