The Pacific War Museum in Fredricksburg, Texas

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For Normandy Scholars, we took a field trip to the Nimitz Pacific War Museum
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Admiral Nimitz was the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, excluding Southeast Asia, which was MacArthur's jurisdiction
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Admiral Nimitz is from Fredricksburg!
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We got on a bus at 7:30 and arrived around 9:00
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For the first half of the day, a curator led us through an interactive, personal tour where we saw weapons, clothing, and materiel
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Outside a mock battle scene has been put together
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After lunch in Fredricksburg at a nice German place. we went to the actual museum
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The museum was fantastic and we didn't have enough time to see everything
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It was a detailed chronology of Japanese-American events before, during, and after World War II
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The museum was very modern too, as it had a lot of digital interactive features and videos
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It also had artifacts such as this newspaper, guns and knives, and other real things
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I would go back if I could and I recommend it!
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The Sullivan brothers were the basis for the movie "Saving Private Ryan"
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San Antonio has the largest military presence in Texas!!
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Amazing fact about a chaplain who received the Navy Cross: he gave his life jacket to a wounded soldier while they were drifting in the ocean, and then the chaplain sank and died in the sea
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The bus ride to and from the museum were great, I love my classmates
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The Pacific War Museum in Fredricksburg, Texas

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