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“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Fleet Admiral Nimitz’s words in 1945 ring true today as we tell the sweeping story of World War II in the Pacific. This is the story — the history — we are dedicated to honoring, teaching and preserving at The National Museum of the Pacific. Visit us to experience this extraordinary chapter of our nation’s history.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Like many men his age in 1940, Cesar Forezan, Jr. knew the US becoming involved in war was imminent. “I graduated from Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas…class of 19…class of January of 1940 and I knew that the war was coming on and I asked my father if I should wait to be inducted or enlist and he recommended enlist…[He said] ‘You may get a better assignment if you do that,’ so I did that.
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