The code, the carriers and the victory at Midway

Retired Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers, 93, of Arlington, Va., helped lead the effort to break the Japanese code that resulted in a U.S. victory at Midway in WWII.

Retired Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers, 92, reflects on his life at his home in Arlington, Va., on May 3, 2012. Showers is one of the remaining survivors that helped lead the effort to break the Japanese code which resulted in a victory at battle of Midway. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Retired Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers, 92, reflects on his life at his home in Arlington, Va., on May 3, 2012. Showers is one of the remaining survivors that helped lead the effort to break the Japanese code which resulted in a victory at battle of Midway. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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