Family Brings Admiral Kimmel's Story to Students

It may seem like ancient history to high school students, but the family of Admiral Husband Kimmel is making sure his story is not forgotten..

Admiral Kimmel is a Henderson native. On Friday, his grandson, Manning Kimmel, spoke to students at Henderson County High School.

The family made a video designed to keep students interested, and it worked  as their eyes remain fixated on Kimmel and the story he was telling.

Admiral Kimmel was commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was demoted to a two star admiral and retired heartbroken in disgrace. But his family has worked to restore his name and honor.

"It will be a very significant part of this whole battle," said Manning Kimmel. "And I hope it sends a message to the rest of America that this injustice needs to be corrected. The people of Henderson want it. The Kimmel family wants it. Why doesn't Washington get this done?"

The Kimmel family is in town for the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Admiral Kimmel at the Henderson riverfront on Saturday.


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