Wednesday, April 1, marks the 75th anniversary of the last brutal battle against Japanese forces, the largest amphibious invasion of the Pacific war. Seventy-five years later, U.S. forces are still on the island.Read More
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.Read More
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