James Kenneth McDow 92 years old. Born in Oalkahoma April 28,1925 Passed away Escondido November 7, 2017. World War ll Veteran. Seabee 21st Blackjack Battalion. Served in the Pacific and survived the Battle of Okinawa. My father was a true hero. He serve his country proud. Dad was our tough John Wayne. He worked up until he was 69 years old and continued to consult into his 80's. He loved people and was never to busy to lend a hand to anyone. He left behind his loving wife, three children, 11 grand children, 21 great grand children and 6 Great Great Grand Children. Dad lived life large and never left anything on the table. He loved to sing, dance and party. For all that had the pleasure to meet my father, could only say it was a honor to meet him. He will be missed by all for we loved him dearly.