Tomori Lion of Okinawa

So here is my first "Then and Now" entry. You don't get to do a lot of these in the Pacific because so much of the buildings, emplacements, etc. were not made to be very permanent (e.g. made out of coconut logs) or were built over as in the case of Betio Island. Here is a Shisa that was made famous by a picture taken US Marines around its base during the Battle of Okinawa. You can still visit on its heavily vegetated hill in the south of the island. All my pictures are here.











Thank you for the sharing Beautiful pictures and very nice shirt Maj Todd ;)


Once again, great pics, Todd. Ya, there aren't as many before and afters, like the ETO.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"

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