Adm. Mike Mullen stopped at the South Pacific island nation on his trip home this week from Australia, where he attended security discussions.
How an idealistic GI – newly home from World War II – found his calling making marbles and fighting racism.
'The Pacific,' HBO's 10-part, $195 million miniseries debuts tonight.
'The Pacific,' a 10-part HBO drama that launches Sunday, spins the tales of those who fought on the Pacific front in World War II. Creators Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg suggest that the type of warfare waged on those little-known islands may give viewers a jolt of familiarity.
They'll head to Afghanistan, where the fighting seems more in keeping with the Marines' style of focused, shorter missions.