WWII Navy veteran remembers August, 1945 in South Pacific


August 17, 2023

-Chronicle photo

DAYTON–Sporting a T-shirt that reminds everyone to "Never Underestimate an Old Man who is also a Navy Veteran," World War II sailor Jack McCaw holds a picture of one of the vessels on which he served, LSM 368, as he remembered where he was this week in 1945.

WAITSBURG–"Not too many kids from Prescott are able to say they spent their nineteenth birthday in Tokyo, Japan," Jack McCaw, 96, said recently in recalling where he was and what he was doing during those events at the conclusion of World War II in August, 1945.

McCaw joined the service upon reaching his eighteenth birthday in March, 1945, and found himself aboard an LSM (landing ship, medium...

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