Battle of Guam aka Liberation Day


Tomorrow is Liberation Day, the 65th anniversary of the retaking of Guam from the Japanese.  Although heavily outnumbered, the provincial guard(forerunner of the National Guard), and the marine Corps military police detachment held out well.  I am certain that there were farmers with machetes holding out as well.  One man RM1 George Tweed, held out until rescue.  The other three sailors were captured and beheaded.  The Battle of Guam was a hard fought battle, This again, is a chapter of ” Those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.”