THE MAN WHO RESCUED THE
CREW OF PT-109 REMEMBERS
For 85-years, Eroni Aron Kumana has lived among the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Currently, he lives on one of the Western Solomon Islands - Rannonga. Unfortunately, an 8.1 earthquake destroyed his home on April 2, 2007, as well as many other homes and businesses. But when one door is closed, a window is opened. The USS Peleliu (LHA-5), a big-deck amphibious ship was in the vicinity dispensing air and assistance. When the ship's captain learned about Eroni's plight, and what he had done in WW II, the entire ship chipped in $1500 to purchase a brand-new roof to rebuild his home. It was all that he needed. Of course, his story is not about roofs and doing good deeds. It is about bravery, courage under fire, and a massive change in history of the United States.
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