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This website is your launching point to learn "The Story Within The Pearl Harbor Story."  Learn why the Kimmel and Short families have so long supported the 1984 Pearl-Harbor-Survivors-Accociation (PHSA) initiative urging the President of the United States to posthumously nominate their commanders for advancement on the retired list.  In this, the 73rd anniversary year of the Pearl Harbor attack, the urgency of PHSA's initiative is clear--the President should act before the sun sets on PHSA.

Advancement of the Pearl Harbor commanders, Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel and Major General Walter Short, respectively the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army commanders during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, was provided for under The Officer Personnel Act of 1947, but they have been solely and punitively excluded from receiving the benefits of the Act.

At PHSA's urging, Congress passed a law in 2000--chiefly sponsored by then Senator Joe Biden, and Senator Harry Reid--recommending that the President advance Kimmel and Short on the retired list. To date, this administration has not done so.

Learn more about this righteous pursuit of PHSA's worthy goal: justice for Kimmel and Short.

Thank You,
Tom Kimmel

PS--Pictured above are: 1) The USS Arizona Memorial; 2) Admiral Husband Kimmel; 3) Captain Thomas Kimmel, Admiral Kimmel & Commander Manning Marius Kimmel III aboard USS Arkansas in 1919; and 4) General Walter Short & Admiral Husband Kimmel in 1941.


A message for the President of the United States of America, from the Kimmel Family by Manning Marius Kimmel IV : In The Name of Justice


The civic leaders of Henderson, Kentucky--Admiral Kimmel's hometown--have recently petitioned the White House in an "Effort to Restore the Full Four-Star Rank of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941." To register and sign the petition visit this website: