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Shock and Resolve: Oregon Reacts to Pearl Harbor


The Willamette University football team was stranded in Hawaii in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It took weeks to get back to the mainland. The 1941 Willamette University Bearcats: (front row, from left): Irv Miller, Cecil Conner, Pat White, Tony Fraiola, Al Walden, Jim Fitzgerald, Buddy Reynolds, Chuck Furno, (second row from left) Earl Hampton, Bill Reder, Martin Barstad, Ted Ogdahl, Jim Burgess, Gene Stewart, Glenn Nordquist, Wally Olson; (third row from left) Dick Kern (manager), Paul Cookingham, George Constable, David Kelly, Ken Jacobson, Allan Barrett, Marshall Barbour, Clarence Williams, Assistant Coach Howard Maple; (back row from left) David Kurtz, Robert Bennett, Gordon Moore, Andrew Rogers, Neil Morley, Marv Goodman, Carrel "Truck" Deiner, Coach Roy S. "Spec" Keene. Note: Kurtz, Clarence Walden and coach Maple did not make the trip to Hawaii. (Image courtesy Willamette University)

The Willamette University football team was stranded in Hawaii in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It took weeks to get back to the mainland. The 1941 Willamette University Bearcats: (front row, from left): Irv Miller, Cecil Conner, Pat White, Tony Fraiola, Al Walden, Jim Fitzgerald, Buddy Reynolds, Chuck Furno, (second row from left) Earl Hampton, Bill Reder, Martin Barstad, Ted Ogdahl, Jim Burgess, Gene Stewart, Glenn Nordquist, Wally Olson; (third row from left) Dick Kern (manager), Paul Cookingham, George Constable, David Kelly, Ken Jacobson, Allan Barrett, Marshall Barbour, Clarence Williams, Assistant Coach Howard Maple; (back row from left) David Kurtz, Robert Bennett, Gordon Moore, Andrew Rogers, Neil Morley, Marv Goodman, Carrel "Truck" Deiner, Coach Roy S. "Spec" Keene. Note: Kurtz, Clarence Walden and coach Maple did not make the trip to Hawaii. (Image courtesy Willamette University)

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