11/16/16: Manning Kimmel – “A Matter of Honor”

Posted November 16, 2016 10:09 am | Filed under Palmetto Mornings

On November 15, 2016, a new book titled “A Matter of Honor” was released by Harper Collins written by Pulitzer Prize finalists Tony Summers and Robbyn Swan. The book’s subtitle says it all “Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family’s Quest for Justice.” It’s an easy read, incredibly well written, and a book I think you’ll find hard to put down. To help our effort to restore the ranks of Kimmel & Short we need this book to become a “best seller” on the “New York Times Best Seller List.” Why ?? The more books sold, the more chance we have of getting national media attention, which is what we need to make Washington aware of this injustice. (To be sure there’s no misunderstanding, the Kimmels receive no compensation from book sales). So we ask each of you and anybody you know, to please go on-line to Amazon et al or go to your favorite book store and purchase a copy. Hardback, paperback, it makes no difference-just please buy the book for yourself, and possibly a second copy for a family member or friend, and if possible make your purchase BEFORE December 7th. If not by then, certainly in time for Christmas. Timing is everything and the sooner you make your purchase the sooner it counts towards the NYT Best Seller List. Here’s the Amazon link:


Social Media is a powerful tool in today’s world and the Kimmels are using it as best we can. We have had produced a 15 minute video suitable for any age group that quickly reviews the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and what happened to Kimmel and Short afterwards. It can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/187974460 . The video ends with a “call to action” asking those who support our cause for posthumous restoration of rank to sign an on-line petition: kimmelpetition.org.  We hope you will want to add your name. A large number of signatures is the only way this petition will get anybody’s attention so please take a moment, go on-line, and add your name and anybody else’s in your family. (please ignore any request the site may make for donation-it’s a feature we’ve not be able to completely turn off)