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What’s in a name? Okinawa bases named for fallen heroes

Story by Lance Cpl. Heather Choate | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 07.08.2011

OKINAWA, Japan - During World War II, one of the fiercest battles took place in the Pacific. The Battle of Okinawa, fought in 1945, claimed more than 62,000 U.S. casualties, making it the bloodiest warfare U.S. forces experienced during the war.

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