Maurice A. Storck endured and survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.
Maurice is not just a survivor – he’s a thriver who, amazingly, still serves his country today.
Recently, while preparing to attend the dedication of the new World War II Memorial in Phoenix, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Mr. Storck.
I thought I was going to write up a post for Pearl Harbor Day, a great opportunity to tell a few stories about the heroism of my parents’ generation: how they faced down fascism from all sides, how they prevailed to preserve Freedom for the generations that followed.
But after interviewing Mr. Storck, I found myself awe-struck into silence. What Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg applies equally well here:
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
Therefore, I will let the interview speak for itself – except to say, thank God for men and women like Maurice A. Storck…