Mitsuo Fuchida flew the lead plane and led of the attack against Pearl Harbor. He was the sole survivor of the seven commanders and squadron leaders he led. Among his adventures were six crashes at sea. While undergoing an appendectomy, the ship he was on was hit by a bomb which broke both his legs. He was hurled into the sea, but rescued. In 1950 Fuchida was converted to Christianity. At one point Fuchida engaged in a series of speaking engagements in theUnited States. At a church in Texas, he met a man in the congregation who had survived the Pearl Harbor attack. The two men shook hands and celebrated the unity and forgiveness that can come through Christ. _______________
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.