Tag: Army

Memorial Day: Remembering the Final and Much Forgotten Battle

On Memorial Day 65 years ago, the final bloody battle of the Pacific was still being fought on Okinawa, the capital of a once peaceable kingdom where weapons had been banned and karate invented to replace them.

Like all those islands bought with blood, its name was unfamiliar to folks back home who were well acquainted with the better known and more hospitable battlegrounds of Europe. Okinawa was a strange and far-off place with inhabitants unlike ourselves.

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