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My father, Signalman First Class Raymond G. Hensel, was stationed on Guam. The night before the USS Missouri left for the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Harbor, he looked down from the tower onto the dock, and below him stood three five stars! Nimitz, Halsey, and MacArthur. My father, 21 at the time, scrambled down and asked if they needed anything. They replied they were waiting for the tender to take them on board the Missouri. It is a moment he will never forget. He is now 95, and living at Patriot's Landing, near Joint Base Lewis McCord, in DuPont, WA. After being released from the Navy and using the GI Bill at the U of Washington, he went on to join the U.S. Army as a career, and retired as a Lt. Col.