Happy Birthday to Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, who was born on February 24, 1885.
My children love history! After spending last school year in American history studying the last 100 years, I felt a little depressed. It seemed we went from one war to another war.
I have found a great way to battle my war fatigue is by focusing on the people.
You can follow Chester Nimitz through his service in the Navy for both World War I and World War II. He is noted for his gift of being a leader. Nimitz was awarded 30 medals over his 42 years of service. Do you know how many times he received the Naval Distinguished Service Medal? I was amazed that he left high school to join the Naval Academy. Do you know when he finally was awarded his high school diploma? He spoke German. This ability gave him the opportunity to study a new motor in Germany. Do you know what it is? [Read more...]