Have you been to the WWII museum in Nimitz’s hometown of Federicksburg, Texas? The Japanese donated a garden to his memory.
That is one of the places I want to go someday.
When I was 9=11 I lived in Yokosuka, Japan. There was a part of the base on the water where the fence went out into the water, and that was “off base”. Right on the other side of the fence was the Japanese Dreadnought “Mikasa”. I thought it was interesting, but not as interesting as the US Navy ships tied up at the piers that day.
I heard Nimitz played a major role in saving that ship from destruction.
Heh, that was also the spot I used to sneak off base, too, through a seam in the fence.
I remember being down there one time, and there was a large group of Japanese school kids my age, and we were lighting firecrackers and throwing them back and forth at each other.
I was trying to cook the firecrackers so that when I threw it it would blow up in the air instead of on the ground. I cooked one off too long and it blew up in my hand right next to my right ear as I cocked my arm to throw it!
It hurt like hell, and I think my ears ring from it to this day! They certainly rang that day.
We visited that incredible museum more than 10 years ago, I think. I loved the giant maps of the South Pacific on the walls and was able to see all those places I had read about in Life magazine as a child during WW II. Neat the way the shelving which circled the tops of the murals showed what as happening at home during those times. Always hoped to get back there, we weren’t able to stay as long as I would have liked.