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WWII Navy veteran remembers August, 1945 in South Pacific

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), in...