Quote Originally Posted by Steven McGarthwaite View Post
Uncle Jesse: The first shot fired on December 7th 1941 was the USS Ward (DD-139) that was commissioned 24 July 1918 and recommissioned January 15 1941.
Thank you Stephen, but I was aware of that bit of history, thanks to the History Channel and the Military History Channel. Before I left to secure my office for the evening there was a program on, part of which I had previously seen, where one of the Ward's crewmen was going down in a deep water explorer vessel to view the midge sub.