Victory in the Pacific

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Greatness in excellence
Many men and women have graced this world with their inspirational leadership and never ending tenacity. But amongst these men and women, there is a more selected group that stands out from them all. Although each may be from a different time era, their attributes and determination remain fairly the same. Even through their diverse profession greatness and excellence never fails to shine from them. However, the very same intentions that those men and women long to accomplish reflect the type of person, good or bad, they seem to us. People like Adolf Hitler, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mahatma Ghandi all have influenced millions of people around the world: as mentioned before, good and bad.

Lieutenant Colonel North
Oliver Laurence North is a San Antonio native and a United States Naval Academy graduate. Ollie served in the Vietnam War up until 1988 as a United States Marine Core Lieutenant Colonel. Many view Ollie's history as a stain in his past while others see past that and focus on what he accomplished as a reporter, military historian, and best-selling author. All in all, we can safely say that his modern day contributions has changed his image.

Ollie, a twenty-two year veteran, has written many books, several best-selling, that have captivated many readers with his narratives of United States' wars ranging from World War II up to the Afghanistan war. In my honest opinion, his time as a Marine, serves as his best credential as a military historical writer and allows him to familiarize himself with the experiences of the past and present wars' veterans. War Stories II: Victory in the Pacific really caught my attention because of it being over the history of War World II and because it was written by a Vietnam war veteran and not a writer that only has history classes that serves as knowledge of war time events.

The sequel to the Great War
War World II brought with it many great historical victories and as many bitter results. Roughly seventy-five million people, military and civilians, lost their life during the Second Great War. On the other side of that spectrum, many countries showed their abilities of protecting their mother land and defeating others while doing so. The leaders who led the brave men and women of these countries will forever be remembered, alongside the very same people that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their homeland and for the ones whom had no other choice. These very same leaders are up, whomever perceives them as good or bad, to choose whether they were great or leaders.

Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy
Chester William Nimitz was a Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy during the World War II. He was a Texas native, born from German parents, and a graduate from the United States Naval Academy. As an Ensign he was assigned to command the destroyer Decatur. He abruptly ran aground the very same destroyer off the coast of Philippines and was court-martialed and found guilty of neglect of duty. Nonetheless, Nimitz went on to occupy a detrimental role in the history of the United States and the victory of World War II.

Nimitz was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in 1941, ten days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Nimitz went on to win and lead many battles and men to United States' victory in War World II. He was in command of everything in and out, as Commander in Chief he led all units including air, land, and sea. Although he indeed have a rough patch as an Ensign, he strived to take the focus off of it and on to his decorated future. Many men perished under his command, but it was not for nothing. Admiral Nimitz led the remaining men to victory in honor of the fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.

Code breakers
Code breakers in Station HYPO, located in the islands of Midway, had been intercepting messages from the Japanese for days on end. Communications officers worked day and...
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