A parade was held in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients on this date in 1945.
(I realize most every other blog will be marking the 70th birthday of John Lennon and the 35th birthday of his son Sean, but other people should get the spotlight as well......)
ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ
AS SEEN IN:
'The Black Sheep Squadron'
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Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, GCB, USN (24 February 1885 – 20 February 1966) was a five-star admiral in the United States Navy. He held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet ("CinCPac"), for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II. He was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines, as well as Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Navigation in 1939. He served as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from 1945 until 1947. He was the United States' last surviving Fleet Admiral.