General Buckner did some good things in Alaska. He was a fair person with a good understanding about the Territory of Alaska and the people that lived here. Both white and native. I had no idea that he had died on Okinawa. And me a history student and an Alaskan. Well, I shall study up a little more on the General. Son of a Confederate general, indeed!
Thank you for your comments, Snowmirider. Japanese solders did not attempt an assassin. The sight was U.S. front observation for firing guns. If Japan did not attack the sight, many Refugees might also lost. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12958831
I am currently living in Okinawa and have recently visited this monument.
I am sad to say that the Okinawian's routinely disrespect this site. Throwing and burning garbage, placing dead rats on the monument and just will not maintain sites that are important and respected by Americans.
Out of respect for the Americans who paid the ultimate price, I will not post these pictures.
I hope that the Okinawian prefecture would maintain these sites in the same manner that tombs are maintained on American Bases on the Island.
This place was cleaned by heiwa-irei-okinawa.
Visit many other Japanese refugees' cenotaphes who burned in alive with flamethrower.
The soil was wet with blood with not only US soldiers but also the parents of the citizens living nearby.
Know why the prefecture dislike troops on the island.
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Photo taken in Maezato, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan
Misplaced? Suggest new location