Vista, CA -On 7 December, members of American Legion Post 365, VFW Post 7041 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 365 attended the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at the Oceanside Little Fishing Pier in Oceanside Harbor.
Admiral H. R. Hummer Jr., father of Rene Tilley, was a member of Destroyer Division-80, stationed aboard the destroyer USS Chew (DD-106) on 7 December 1941. At the outbreak of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Chew brought one of her 3″/23 caliber guns online and began firing at 08:03. At 08:11, two of her .50 caliber machine guns were also brought online and began firing. The 3-inch (76 mm) gun scored one Japanese aircraft shot down and two damaged, and the machine guns observed no hits. Chew maintained continuous fire from these weapons until 09:34, when the last of the Japanese aircraft departed. She then got underway and began patrolling for Japanese submarine activity, just southwest of the port entrance buoy. She pinged eight possible contacts and dropped 28 depth charges, which her commander, H. R. Hummer, Jr., reported two Japanese submarines destroyed.
American Legion Post 365 & VFW Post 7041, 1234 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista