Local WWII veteran remembers Pearl Harbor attack

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Veterans all across the Rogue Valley remembered the Pearl Harbor attack Friday. It happened 77 years ago, and marked the beginning of our country’s involvement in World War II. Gerhard, “Gerry” Tank was too young to enlist when Pearl Harbor was attacked, but he still remembers that day 77 years ago, and how it drove him to serve our country. “The sergeant got up on the stage,” Tank said, “and he said, ‘all military personnel report to your headquarters, we’ve been attacked.’” A flood of memories and emotions filled Gerry Tank’s mind. “I think what everybody

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