Deborah Basham Johnson is the oldest daughter of a World War II veteran. Her father Charles Basham was drafted into the US Navy at the age of 18. In November 2017, her father finally spoke about his experiences while serving as a Steward Mate aboard the USS Hancock CV19 in 1944. During the interview, her father told about seeing nuclear weapons being dropped, his responsibility as a Steward Mate and what he wants the younger generation to know about World War ll. Upon his return home, there were many mental challenges to overcome due to the intensity of the life he'd lived while serving in the war. Deborah is passionate about sharing her father's story. She hopes that others will be inspired by the American Spirit that binds us and the life lessons that past wars continue to teach us today.