A Navy Veteran's Note
Congratulations. Your crew did a wonderful job with the April 2010 issue of Naval History. How good? I have ordered extra copies for friends and family.
I lived the history of World War II and share my experiences every chance I get. I have been proud over the years to visit veterans' hospitals and make personal appearances to help support America's men and women in uniform. The crew at the U.S. Navy Memorial have kept me very busy these past ten years.
Now, the challenge is finding organizations to carry the torch of history. You folks at the Naval Institute have done it well. What better example than this issue labeled "The Marines' Pacific War." This issue works so closely with the HBO miniseries The Pacific (at which unashamedly I cried, remembering when it really happened) that it both prepares you for what is viewed each week and is a "keeper" to go back and read once the miniseries is over.
Thanks for this unique Marine Corps history lesson, which should educate and inspire future generations.