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  • Hajime Porter
    Born in Naha City, Okinawa in 1952
    1952 to 1960; 1969
    Would like to return to my native country some day
    Glendale, AZ
    Contact: hp521108 (at)

  • Dennis L. Cralley Sr.
    Dec 1963 to Jun 1966; 1969 to 1971; 1976 to 1981
    I was in the 873rd Tms/498 TMG, two tours. From 1976 to 1981 I was in 18th TFW, Flight simulator section, F4D and RF4C.
    Phoenix, AZ
    Contact: dcralleysr (at)


  • Robert and Kinuye Oshiro-Avery
    RAFilms and SilkDragonProductions
    Film, Why Okinawa?: messages from the people
    Okinawa Association of America
    to encourage all to get better acquainted with Okinawa.
    Read about them on Page 9 of TheMailbag

  • Alexandria Marzano
    Los Gatos, CA
    On Okinawa 1963-1981
    Contact: alex_jp_marzano (at)

  • Laura (Larsson) Rogers
    Mendocino County, California, USA
    On Okinawa 1965-67
    "US Air Force dependent, lived at Naha AB when ages 7 to 10 years old. Loved the peaceful, playful sense of freedom that I experienced with my family there. I'm sure I was sheltered and spoiled, but believe children should be, as much as is possible."
    Contact: laurogers (at)





  • Christine Richards
    I was born there in 1963 and was there for close to a
    year. We went back in 2001 for a couple weeks and I met all my
    relatives. It felt like I was back home again. You can take me out of
    Okinawa, but you can't take the Okinawa out of me!!!
    Layton, Utah, USA
    Contact: tatterbugs (at)