Gale D. Mohlenbrink


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV)Tonight's Hometown Hero is Gale D. Mohlenbrink, brought to you by Eaton Drilling and Pump Service.

Gale enlisted in the United States Navy on his 17th birthday, stationed aboard the USS Northampton docked in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

According to the national archives in Washington D.C., Gale and another seaman as well as a boatswain mate had been ordered to remain in Pearl Harbor with the captain's gig.

At 6:55 a.m., they awoke by explosions.

Gale is now retired and lives with his wife, Onah Dee and their dog, King in Buhl.

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