Summer 2020

100 years of Living

As we live through a catastrophic global pandemic, we look back to another world changing event, the attack on Pearl Harbor. These three centenarians have survived Pearl Harbor and have no plans of letting the coronavirus slow them down.

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Summer 2020

A Chamorro Steward’s Service Rediscovered

Born in 1919, Albert Edward Taitano Carbullido, son of Antonio and Maria Carbullido of Agat, Guam, had always seemed larger than life. Physically big and with a smile to match his size, he rarely said much about his time in the Navy during World War II. Photos of the time, however, reveal a much trimmer, almost gaunt-looking young man, but still with that huge, charismatic smile.

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Summer 2020

A TALE OF TWO WIDOWS

If stereotypes need be shattered, then when it applies to the Japanese Occupation of Guam (1941-1944), no better hammer could accomplish the task, perhaps, than the story of Nao Sawada and Riye Dejima.

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Summer 2020

Bravery & Sacrifice

It has been 76 years since the Battles of Saipan, Tinian and the Philippine Sea took place in 1944.

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Summer 2020

Kalaupapa Today

During World War II, like the rest of the Islands, Kalaupapa’s windows were darkened and lights were off during the night. Children afflicted with Hansen’s Disease at Kalihi Hospital, not far from Pearl Harbor, were very frightened. Six months after the bombing, thirty-five of the fifty-five patients including all the children, were transferred to Kalaupapa. Morale was high and with the war bonds they had ample fruit, vegetables, poultry and pork. Medical supplies and equipment were transferred from Kalihi Hospital to Kalaupapa.

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Summer 2020

Toughest Ship
of World War II
Found: USS Nevada

The USS Nevada was the only battleship to get underway the morning of December 7, 1941, making her “the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal and depressing morning".

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Summer 2020

Voices of the Pacific

William Arthur Rodda was born March 25, 1921 in Marinesco, Michigan, but moved to Sutter, California shortly after where he was raised.

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Summer 2020

With Military Precision, Hawai’i National Guard Cleans
Diamond Head During COVID Shutdown

Hawaii’s most popular state park features stunning views and historic remnants of coastal artillery defenses.

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