The Admiral from the Hill Country returns to the spotlight--with the Naval War College releasing his World War II diary to the public today.
Up to 1.2 million people were under the command of Chester Nimitz at any one time during the conflict.
"It was quite a remarkable achievement for a boy from the Hill Country to go in to the Navy and be so very, very famous for what he did" said Joe Cavanaugh, who is the Director of the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredricksburg. He told 550 KTSA News it was Nimitz' humility that kept him from being as well known as others such as MacArthur and Patton--something they kept in mind at the museum when they recently put up a statue of the Admiral.
"We actually put this not on a pedestal--but right on the gorund--because he never would have wanted to be put on a pedestal--that's not who he was "Cavanaugh said.