CAROLINA SHORES—Art Paige clearly remembers Dec. 7, 1941.
It was his first day on the job as a Marine recruit returning to base at Camp Lejeune. Then the announcement came over the radio.
The Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor, launching World War II.
“As soon as I got [to the base], I was given live ammunition and told to stand guard on the beach,” recalled the 90-year-old, seated in his home last week in his Marine uniform that still fits.