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Visitor: Walter Finnerty
Reference: searching for info for my daughters class project
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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Date: Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 17:03:45 (EST)
Comments: Man does your site take me back. I remember that long @@s flight to okinawa. The ride up highgway 58 was awesome as we landed in Naha at night. All the neon signs, and the air even smelled different. I did 3 years at Camp Foster although I was in the Army. Your pics really capture the whole Okinawa. From the military to the common people, to the bathrooms to the luxury hotels and tourists. I was in oki from Jul 90 to Jun 93. I miss it alot and I would love to go back as a tourist. Great site.

Visitor: Glyn Broome
Reference: AOL Net search
Location: Clarksville, Tn.
Date: Sun, Feb 20, 2000 at 21:26:28 (EST)
Comments: Mick, this is a great site. My son and his family moved to Okinawa last Nov. He is stationed at Kadena. I was especially interested in the information on the Military. I hope that we will get a chance to vist some time in the next 3 years.

Visitor: Eileen
Reference: another GB
Location: Ca
WebSite: Creation Station
Web Info: Art-Poetry-Scripture-ideas-and more,so come see;-)
Date: Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 13:38:11 (EST)
Comments: What a perfect name, you have everything under the Big Sky here. It's a joy to vist such a well designed and interesting website. I have to come back when I have more time. read About you page, some of your photo's Okinawa page, botannical gardens, everything is lovely. God bless you and your lovely family. Hope you drop by my place. e

Visitor: Cheryl Hustead
Reference: search engine
Location: Lumberport, wv
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Date: Sat, Feb 12, 2000 at 21:51:27 (EST)
Comments: I love your midi's. You have a nice selection

Visitor: Rachel
Reference: I don't remember
Location: Washington State
WebSite: The Peroxide Mocha Cafe
Web Info: Run for and devoted to Peroxide Mocha
Date: Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 17:48:33 (EST)
Comments: I just want to tell you how much I love your page! Especially the Okinawa Scrapbook. I have looked at your page at least once a day since I found it and I am reccommending it to my friends and family who want to know more about Okinawa. My husband and I are about to be blessed with three years on Okinawa, and I am praying he will want to live there even longer because I hope to have children there. I have visited the island once and I can't get enought. I've dreamed about living there ever since I visited, and now my dream will come true! Thank you so much again for your wonderful and informative page!! I will be back, you can count on it!

Visitor: Elizabeth
Reference: searching for Okinawa maps
Location: Masachusetts
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Date: Thurs, Jan 20, 2000 at 20:24:34 (EST)
Comments: I have a family member living in Ginowan and was looking for photos or a map so I could picture where they lived. Your sight was worth the search although I would like to have seen more photos of the island. Possibly they are there I just didn't find them. I enjoyed my visit. thanks

Visitor: Mike Abigadol
Reference: just surfing around lookin' for okinawa stuff
Location: Israel
WebSite: dont have any yet, but soon to be seen
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Date: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2000 at 09:50:43 (EST)
Comments: i love your site. its colorfull and fun. What i find the most usefull is the quantity of links.Thanks! As soon as i have my own registered E-mail i'l give it to u and send u some stuff about me and my site. bye!

Visitor: Deb Majewski
Reference: Searched after my son told me about the site
Location: Boulder City NV
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Date: Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 23:32:33 (EST)
Comments: Hi Mick, I made it! I've gone through just about all your pages and give you a big thumbs up on your website! Lots of information, lots of personal experience. Sounds like you would like to be BACK on Okinawa. We plan to make a trip sometime this year (2000) if these kids ever decide they are going to get married! Hopefully it won't be during typhoon season! Anyway - great site! Can't wait to see the real thing!

Visitor: Camille Wilson (Cam Brodie)
Reference: Thru the Kubasaki home page
Location: Houston, TX
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Date: Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 13:12:57 (EST)
Comments: Just loved your stuff. I was on The Rock from '64-'71, first as an Army dependent (my father was the Club Officer at the Big Club) and then stayed on as a Department of the Army civilian. After becoming a DAC, I lived in BOQ 9, right by Army Headquarters and the Coffee Shop (my home away from home), just down the road from Nakagusuku Castle and used to go up there all the time. I used to love wandering through the tombs. I haven't had time to go through your site in its entirety (it would take too long and I'm supposed to be working!!), but I put it on my list of favorites and plan on coming back until I have read everything! Seeing all those names and photographs brought back so many memories. I just kinda sat here and smiled, laughed, and shed a few tears, too. Ah, to be young and single again, and back on that Island with the 250,000 men in uniform!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My last assignment on Okinawa was in the Adjutant's Office at Camp Kue Hospital. While working at Army Headquarters (G2), I defied a two-star general by wearing a mini-skirt (vintage '69) to work. Thought the poor man was going to suffer a fit of apoplexy. Damn fine memories, even tho' some of the names are now on a wall in DC. Outstanding job, Mick.

Visitor: Chris Majewski
Reference: not sure
Location: Okinawa
Web Info:
Contact: N/A
Date: Sun, Dec 26, 1999 at 19:23:25 (EST)
Comments: Sorry I,m not all that good w/computers but anyway I am a tour guide in Okinawa been here over 6 years the best book for prewar history is Okinawa the history of an island people very hard to find. It's by George H. Kerr. I'm Still in the stone age so if you want more info or have any questions heres my adress Chris Majewski PSC 557 box 3642 FPOAP 96379-3642

Visitor: harriet
Reference: looking for music
Location: netherlands
WebSite: Letters from Beyond
Web Info: afterlife
Date: Fri, Dec 24, 1999 at 11:02:42 (EST)
Comments: I love the music I found!! Many blessings to you and your loved ones

Visitor: William V. Brand
Reference: 62nd MP home page
Location: Ocala, Florida
WebSite: None - yet
Web Info: n/a
Date: Sat, Dec 18, 1999 at 23:46:45 (EST)
Comments: Hi Okinawa. I was stationed in the Sukiran area 1953 - 1956, and 1958 - 1960 in the 98th MP Bn. I am looking for former members of the MP's. I guess us old geezers are not computer savvy. I have been on line about 2 and a half years looking. What's say Okinawa vets - shoot me an e-mail...I will reply.

Visitor: chuck (madasian)
Reference: links upon links
Location: Okinawa
WebSite: madasian's home page
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Date: Fri, Dec 17, 1999 at 04:18:33 (EST)
Comments: great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good background music too!

Visitor: Michael R. Healy
Reference: surfing asa sites in pacific
Location: roseburg, oregon
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Date: Mon, Dec 13, 1999 at 03:29:59 (EST)
Comments: good site, did'nt have time to go through it all. was with the 51st usasasoc at torii station dec 65 to june 67 then on to vacation land in vietnam did I miss Okinawa once at phu bai. Good memories still looking for Harry Heath At both places same time as me

Visitor: Leiko
Reference: Looking for my history
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Date: Fri, Nov 12, 1999 at 02:22:38 (EST)
Comments: Hey, What's up? I was wondering if you could possibly know of anywhere I could find out some history about my family? Every place I check says everything was destroyed in the war.Help.

Visitor: Paul
Reference: Search for Okinawa
Location: Florida
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Date: Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 17:29:23 (EST)
Comments: I was in okinawa for almost ten years, loved the place, even married an Okinawan Lady from Sunabe. You have a great site here and when I found it I had the wife join me and we took the tour of all your blessings. Thanks for the memories of yesteryear, it was fantastic.

Visitor: Amanda Corby
Reference: I was exploring!
Location: Fort Shaw, MT
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Date: Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 11:54:09 (EDT)
Comments: I was really suprised to hear about Montana, expecially Great Falls, I live right next to that town. I attended High School now. I was exploring the web sites trying ot find information on my next base, Kadena or should I say Okinawa. I am very pleased with your site and all the different things to do, you made me feel a little better about going all the way to Japan. Thank you!

Visitor: Sharron Foley Smith
Reference: Kubasaki Brats' e-mail
Location: Kansas
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Date: Thurs, Aug 26, 1999 at 11:15:08 (EDT)
Comments: I was in Okinawa from Jun of 1955 thru Feb 1958. The people of the island seem to have really recovered from the devastation of the war. My father was stationed at Kadena and we lived in Stillwell Park Housing and Awasa consisted of quonset huts. When a typhoon would come in we often had people who live in Awasa stay with us. I attended Kubasaki when it was located off Buckner Bay, before typhoon Kay destroyed it and the High School was moved to Naha. We were fortunate to have a very nice young lady work and live in our home. Meko was intelligent, gentle, caring and only about four years older then myself. She atttended night school while in my parent employ and then went on to work as a secretary on base when we were shipped back to the States. Your pictures bring back fond memories of a beautiful island and beautiful and loving people. Thank you for your efforts. Sharron

Visitor: Rick
Reference: surfed in
Location: West Palm Bch FL
WebSite: n/a
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Date: Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 05:51:40 (EDT)
Comments: great pages! I love reading the historic stuff! Just wanted you to know that Inagodadavida is not by Steppenwolf. It's by Iron Butterfly! From an ex-sailor from the USS Forrestal

Visitor: Dan Pinkerton
Reference: Surfed in
Location: Tennessee
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Date: Fri, Aug 20, 1999 at 13:36:04 (EDT)
Comments: I was stationed with the 418th AGS on the Reccees from 84-88, interested to talk with anyone there in this time frame. Looking for old buddies. Like your website!

Visitor: Linda Brownfield-Perry
Reference: Followed some Links from Kubasaki H.S. Alum.
Location: Military brats are from everywhere! Jersey at present. My 39th home!
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Date: Thurs, Aug 12, 1999 at 06:16:27 (EDT)
Comments: Thanks for terrific photos in your Okinawa Scrapbook!! I could stay up all night and nearly have, just, going through them and the Links to the castles and gardens and the Nakamura house, which made me nearly cry for joy, as they tapped into old memories! I lived on the island from 1953-56, KHS Class of '59, nearly half a century ago!!. [My dad was an Army Officer there, head of the 110 Chem. Btn., if I recall.] I attended KHS in its quonset hut days and was a cheerleader for our basketball team, which played against the Marines in those days. One year I also served as an occasional tourguide for the rare arrival of ships from Cooks Tours there, so I got to see quite a few of the ancient places and came to love them dearly. I am a retired college counselor/psychology professor, now, starting a new life in art and collecting French antiques, a passion picked up in my years in Bonn, Germany in the late 60's. But, some of my favorite things are from my parents' and my collections of art, laquer, pottery, textiles, etc. from Okinawa. They bring back so many fond memories of the mysterious, thick warrens of the old bazaars in Naha and villages all over the island back then. My mother was a Buyer for and ran the US giftshop, which sold Okinawan crafts and gave the profits to the local orphanages around the island. So, we spent a lot of time in the real world of the island. We had most of our clothes made in the villages too. I still have my collection of obies, getas, kimonos and Happy Coats, which I wore often back them. As the song goes, These are a few of my favorite things! And now, I have bookmarked your website as another. As an aside, I used to teach psych. to nursing students, among others, some of whom went on to become PA's. Smart, determined kids! Judging from this website of yours, you were one too! Found you in the midst of my search for familiar 50's folk from KHS. I have always yearned to return to Okinawa, but was afraid the traditional architecture and the beautiful people and their old traditions had all disappeared. So, I was thrilled to see from your scrapbook, that they have been kept alive and even expanded upon for posterity's sake! I was also pleased to read in the Guestbook, that so many share my love of the island and its people and carry the lasting mystique that it leaves on so many of us. Maybe, I'll make a serious effort to get back there, after the inspiration of your website! I'd love nothing better than to share the experience with my husband and kids [now in their 30's, one with an adoreable, Japanese-American girlfriend]. At least, I can lead them to your site now! Thanks again! Will keep coming back till I have finally seen all your photos of Okinawa and etched them on my brain forever! I'll also be ordering some of your Okinawa videos. We old folks are really lucky to have you preserving so many, wonderful memories for us! Not quite as fuzzy as the Brownie camera snapshots in my own Okinawa Scrapbook! You really did a great job. Ari gato gozymus!! [I never learned to spell the language! But, some of it did stay with me all these 45 years.] Sayonara, LBP

Visitor: Zac
Reference: Asked you for the address
Location: Born in Okinawa
WebSite: Dont have
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Date: Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 23:00:47 (EDT)
Comments: Hey Pop, I browsed through your site at work-it's really slow. I really appreciate the work you put into this. It was kinda like a trip down memory lane, the only thing is I don't remember over half this stuff, but I really enjoyed the family pics-I set one as wallpaper. I didn't see any Stearly Heights housing fotos. Did I just miss 'em? Well, I really enjoyed clicking through the photos, figured I'd write and someday you'll see this note. Thanks for the memories!

Visitor: Kenneth A. Rode
Reference: I don't know
Location: Princeton,WV
WebSite: Looking for snoopy's poopers
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Date: Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 17:12:20 (EDT)
Comments: I'm trying to get in contact with some ole Jarheads I served with in Nam I was with the 3rd Bn 4th Marines Mike co. from 1967-68

Visitor: Kenneth Robert Lockridge
Reference: I'm considering enlisting Army for Torii Station
Location: Ft. Defiance, Virginia
WebSite: none
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Date: Sun, Jul 25, 1999 at 04:08:09 (EDT)
Comments: this was truly fabulous. Not only the nice photograpy, but the music is cool too. And I can tell we have a lot in common in terms of interests. My time in Camp Casey, Tongduchon, South Korea (16 months) generated 3 HUGE scrapbooks, but I'm no web master. More's the pity. You'd like some of what I got on film! Take care--and I try not to leave out that Jesus is the reason for my life and happiness.

Visitor: Kathy S.
Reference: From a link thru the KHS Alumni Page
Location: Chicago area
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Date: Thurs, Jul 22, 1999 at 13:32:23 (EDT)
Comments: Your website is wonderful! You conjured up a lot of memories from when my family lived on the Rock from '76-80. My dad is retired from the Navy MSC. When the Army Hospital at Kuwae was turned over to the Navy in 1976, my dad was one of the first officers assigned.Thus, I could really appreciate your stories as a medic at the Kadena Clinic. I have some outrageous tales I could tell about goings-on at the hospital (personnel and patients alike), but I'd probably get thrown in the slammer for publishing them on the Web! I was just a high school girl then; somehow, it's funnier to remember these times as an adult. I really enjoyed visiting your site. You must have a lot of inspiration from the clean, Montana air and scenery! Take care.

Visitor: Shelly
Reference: I did a search on Okinawa
Location: From California but we are stationed in Okinawa.
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Date: Wed, Jun 23, 1999 at 05:45:03 (EDT)
Comments: I really loved your site. I really enjoyed reading your stories about Okinawa. Loved the pics. We are stationed here for 4 years. My husband is AirForce. I have just been trying to get all information that I can about this beautiful place. Truly is paradise!! I will be back to finish going through your site. Thank you for putting this site on the net. It truly is fantastic.

Visitor: Wayne Johnson
Reference: Browsing the web
Location: Minneapolis MN
Web Info:
Contact: Wayne.johnson@Deluxe.Com
Date: Fri, Jun 18, 1999 at 20:52:13 (EDT)
Comments: Great site.I was stationed there from Mar 1967 to Sept 1971. I was at YozaDake Air station on the southern tip of the island. The USA was just about to return much of the island to Japan about the time I left the Island. It was one of the greaT MEMORIES OMY LIFE.

Visitor: Lisa
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Date: Thurs, Jun 17, 1999 at 05:21:43 (EDT)
Comments: I knew both of your sons in high school. Can you tell me how they are doing and if either one is married yet? Do they also live in Montana? Thanks for the wonderful memories of Okinawa.
(Ya know, if she'd have left ANY clue at all how to reply to her inquiry, I might have been able to help.)

Visitor: Spiro N Mason,DMD
Reference: Surfing the net
Location: Hermitage,Pa
WebSite: Sprue
Web Info: Hobby
Date: Sun, Jun 13, 1999 at 23:30:35 (EDT)
Comments: By happenstance I luckily wandered onto your wonderful site and explored it thoroughly.I served as an oral & maxilliofacial surgeon on highway one at the then US ARmy Medical Center where I treated hundreds of cases of facial fractures and gunshot wounds occuring on island between marines of the 3rd division and the 173rd airborne brigade.The gunshot wounds were of course sent to me from down southNAM._ was fresh out of surgical training then and it the experience certainly honed my surgical skills required for privare practice that I entered into in 1967.Really enjoyed the Nakamura House.One of my most interesting cases involved one,Harue Nakamura, speared through the face at Chuo Senior High School in then Koza on Nov. 15,1964 I've tried to get in touch with this young lady withou success. It was an accident at a track and field event.Most of all I treasure my memories of the Okinawans. l facility but in the two years I was there I t hundreds of facial fractures especially on payday because of altercations between the Third Marine Divis

Visitor: Fred Gohlke
Reference: Goodness knows (I'm sorry)
Location: Carteret, New Jersey
WebSite: None
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Date: Mon, May 31, 1999 at 19:28:53 (EDT)
Comments: Remarkable! Thank you very much for all the work that went into this wonderful site. My wife and I just spent an hour looking around and enjoying ourselves. My wife is Okinawan, and our oldest daughter (the first of seven children) was born at the Army Hospital at Machinato in 1952. I was in the Air Force and served at Kadena, Naha, Yontan, and (what we called) Bishigawa between 1951 and 1954. In addition to my enjoyment of your site, I was suprised to learn that I am not the only person who senses the unusually beauty nature of the Okinawan people. We had the good fortune to return to Okinawa for a visit in late 1997. It seems that I was even more profoundly affected than my wife was. Thank you very much for your time and effort. Fred Gohlke

Visitor: Bruce Scotty MacLeod
Reference: Surfed in looking for Okinawa pages
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Date: Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 19:21:41 (EST)
Comments: Absolutely the greatest. I applaude the effort you have put into this web site. The aerial photo of Okinawa is greatly appreciated as are the ones of the bases. I served as a Marine on Oki from Mar '59 to Jun '60. Was stationed at the original Camp Butler (which shared the base compound with Camp McTureous). Pulled most of my liberty in and around Koza. I recently re-established contact with an old friend from those days in Michigan and will pass along the info on this web site. He'll love it. Am also in contact with an Okinawan lady who worked as a civilian on Camp Butler around 1968. Will also let her know. I really miss that land and its people. I know some Americans have expressed rather negative thoughts about Okinawa, but I'm willing to wager they never got beyond the bars to really get to know the people and the real island. I have talked (via e-mail) with a couple of vets from my era who recently returned there for a visit, and their impressions convince me I am better off with my memories of the Okinawa I knew. Also want to thank you for the great music pieces. I didn't have much luck playing any of the sounds (have Real G2, but didn't get anything) but will try again next visit. Best wishes to you, and keep up the great work.

Visitor: Dave Letterman
Reference: You invited me, you moron!
Location: Indiana
WebSite: Are you kidding me?
Web Info: Like I have to TELL you, huh?
Date: Sat, Mar 06, 1999 at 00:46:52 (EST)
Comments: Yeah, HEY!
Thanks for the invitation. Paul says Hi too.
I have to go. Monica's waiting for me, ya know.

Visitor: Howard Al Massel
Reference: eBay auctions mutual interests
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
WebSite: None yet
Web Info: none yet
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 1999 at 12:26:12 (EST)
Comments: Hi Mick just thought I would sign your guestbook on your wonderful Okinawa web pages. I served in the USAF from 67-87 and retired MSgt. I was also a PACAF rat serving 16 of my 20 years in PACAF. I was stationed at Kadena AB, Okinawa, CCK AB, Taiwan, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, Yokota AB, Japan, Sunnyvale AFS, California, and finally Falcon AFS, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Visitor: Melissa Osborn
Reference: Your e-mail
Location: Everywhere ;o) Marine Corps Brat
WebSite: Melissa's Biohazard
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Date: Fri, Feb 12, 1999 at 00:29:50 (EST)
Comments: I was checking your page out, because I wanted to find some appropriate links for my webpage, seeing as I haven't had the time to do what I wish for the subject of Okinawa in my life. Your site is wonderful. Keep up the superb work. Thanks for all your time and effort you put into it.

Visitor: Robert Beard
Reference: military sevice in the ARMY
Location: Birmingham, Al
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Date: Wed, Feb 10, 1999 at 09:50:26 (EST)
Comments: The island was yhr most beatiful place that I have seen. It was full of exciting new culture for a little country boy from Alabama. I'm married now and wanted my wife to see the place that I'm always taliking about. Thanks for your pictures and information.

Visitor: Chuck and Ikuko
Reference: alta vista
Location: spanaway, washington
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Date: Sun, Feb 07, 1999 at 05:03:07 (EST)
Comments: Thank you for posting such a nice web site

Visitor: Jerry F. Barnes
Reference: Naomies
Location: Born In King Hill, Idaho
WebSite: Okinawa Memories
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Date: Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 12:10:08 (EST)
Comments: My Stay on the Island of Okinawa (Keystone of the Pacific). I went to Okinawa first in Aug 1962 to Apr 1964. Then I was with 1st HARB (USMC) in the Sukiran Area. They were to heavy and were disband and then I was transferred to HQ-2-12 Marines also in the Sukiran Area. I was stationed with USA STRATCOM LL BN S from Oct 1971 to Jun 1976. I returned to Okinawa again in Jun 1978 to Jul 1980 and was assigned to USACC-J S. I have ran across people that worked at Makiminato Telephone Exchange, Yadaki and Tengan sites from the WWW. All together I spent 9 and 1/2 years on Okinawa. I enjoyed Okinawa very much during my stay there. It is like my second country and I hope to visit Okinawa again soon. I am looking for the following: Yoshiko Taira (Kaiko) who was my wife. DOB 10/10/41 Born Nakijin, Okinawa Rinko Taira Age 48 Their family register was maintained in Nakijin, Okinawa The last family address the last I know was 131 Ban Aza Furugima, Naha, City, Okinawa John P. and Reiko Montoya (Old and dear friends) Please feel free to visit my WEB page or send me a e-mail message should you remember me, can help me in finding any of the above, or have a fond memory that you would like to post on my WEB page. Jerry F. Barnes Please visit my WEB Page:


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