My Dad is my hero, and a very lucky WWII marine veteran. His ship left Pearl Harbor a few weeks prior to the the Japanese bombing on December 7, 1941. He survived both the battle at Tarawa and Iwo Jima. The interesting thing is my Dad never told us about the battles. He chose instead to share the softer moments of his experiences. So in memory of my Dad, and Pearl Harbor Day, I am sharing some of the photo's I found in my Dad's scrapbook of the war in the Pacific.