Local WWII veteran shares Okinawa experiences


Last updated 11/10/2021 at 8:44am

Fred Long in Okinawa in 1945

Local veteran Fred Long served in Okinawa, Japan, among other places, during World War II, and has stories from his time there that you can read. And he shared more with us last week.

Long, who last Saturday turned 99 years of age, wrote a series of short stories in 1999 that are still on the internet.

He had been approached by J.A. Hitchcock, a woman whose father had also been in Okinawa. She...

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