Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time (is presented by the people of _________ and) is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Content: During World War II, the organizer of the U.S. Navy's contribution to victory was a determined, often grumpy and taciturn, Scot, born November 23, 1878; Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King. Raised by his father, a hard working railroad foreman of Scottish heritage, King secured an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1903.