Happy Memorial Day

by Daniel Russ on May 30, 2016

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On June 15 1955, 800 US Marines invaded Saipan and began offensive operations against the Japanese troops firmly ensconced in hidden redoubts all over the island. When troops pushed the population into a corner, 8000 of them jumped off these 800 foot cliffs in suicidal falls. Entire families lined up and they pushed each other off the cliffs

 

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