My grandfather lied about his age to join the Navy right after Pearl was attacked. As did most the able bodied men in his home town and in towns and cities all across the country. He and my great uncles, like everyone else, wanted to "kick hell out of the Japs and get payback!". He died this year as have many WW2 vets. They were an extremely brave generation and I'm very proud of him and them. 15 and looked it too.