At 7:55 AM on the 7th Adobatti was stationed as a sailor on the Hospital ship Solace and Clower commanded a detail that was guarding an important watershed in the Kolekole Pass. Accounts of Addobati spending two days pulling dead and wounded out of the harbor, and Clower watching the annihilation of Schofield Barracks, were given in vivid detail for the attending group of 42 persons.
After providing their accounts, each veteran was gracious enough to stay and answer a number of different questions. Both men are residents of Sacramento and are leaders of the area's chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. If you missed this engagement, they're sure to be back at Central for another talk in 2008. Check http://www.saclibrary.org/ for news on all upcoming events.