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Okinawa #7584787
05/16/22 07:29 AM
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Just noticed that this is the 50th year after the giving back the island to Japan following WW II. I was there when it happened and August first they started to drive on the left side. The switch occurred without any accidents. Cant believe that 50 years have gone by.......jk


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584789
05/16/22 07:34 AM
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My grandfather helped take Okinawa but he would never talk about it. Interesting thanks


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584790
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My Dad was in the 6th Marines that took Okinawa.He was wounded there in the Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill.


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584794
05/16/22 07:41 AM
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During the battle for Okinawa, my fathers ship , LCI 981, was tied up to a supply ship, getting resupplied when a kamikaze hit the supply ship. Luckily no one on my fathers ship was injured, but sailors on the supply ship were not so lucky.

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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584796
05/16/22 07:48 AM
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My grandfather was KIA there in ww2


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584809
05/16/22 08:16 AM
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The graveyard of the US Navy. I have my Dadís journal of the battle, as the battle goes on the kamikaze raids day after day are taking their toll. He was on the USS Arkansas.

Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584812
05/16/22 08:21 AM
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Amazing jk


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584836
05/16/22 09:09 AM
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The battles in the south seas was bloody and all passed RIP and living i salute your service !
I have alot of Marine friends that have passed that i knew personally that fought in those battles...Semper Fi

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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584839
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My uncle was on the battleship, USS California. They were hit by at least one kamikaze during the Battle of Okinawa.
I was there in 1974 when my destroyer made a brief port call.

Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584846
05/16/22 09:19 AM
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TraderVic, you probably stopped at white beach. I fished off of that pier a lot when there were no ships in. A long way down to the water. We saw a lot of ocean fish swim by as we fished and caught grouper and king mackeral from way above them. Sold the fish for drinkin money, could rent a taxi with driver for $5 for the nite. Long time ago.......jk


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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584860
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Spent months
around the Rock RA Naha ,Machinato ,Kadena
never were very friendly towards us unless the money was flowing .

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Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584925
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jk.......we weren't there long enough to wet a line. The cross wind was awful that day and we weren't tied up long because of conditions.
I was in Yokusuka several times, Sasebo as well. Even made it to "ground zero" in Nagasaki. Offsetting drinking cost is a noble effort wink

Re: Okinawa [Re: jk] #7584945
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I spent about a year there . I was stationed at Camp Schwab.


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