Sunday, March 25, 2007


One has to wonder just what happened that day some 60 years ago in this tank that never made it onto the beach. It boggles my mind to look out in the ocean, while standing on shore all safe and secure, just thinking what kind of hell took place here. Trying to imagine what may have happened to the men commandeering this abandoned tank. One thing for sure is, I wouldn't be standing here if it weren't for them, that is for certain. There are many other war relics left here on this island for everyone to see and visit, but unless you see the many reminders still existing here you can't really appreciate what they did here. Sometimes I sit there and try to imagine being here when all this carnage was taking place...I can never see anything but what hell on earth may have been like, and I'm sure I don't even get it close... This spot is on the island of Saipan, the western beachhead where the U.S. forces invaded the Japanese strongholds which were dug in the mountains, hidden deep in bunkers and caves and spewing deadly fire across the beach.... Always remember the vets, and thank you guys for all you gave! If not for you we wouldn't even be here!.............GED..........

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