Iwakuni 1956-1558

Iwakuni 1956-1558

Joined: December 7th, 2007, 11:09 pm

December 7th, 2007, 11:19 pm #1

I got to Iwakuni about six weeks brfore the 1StMAW moved in. We setup the barracks. I fell in love with Japan and the people. I was in the Marine Air Control Squadron don't remenber the number. I 1962-1963 was at Atsugi. Went to Iwakuni for a weekend in 1963 and visited with old Japanese friends. Summer of 2007 returned to Iwakuni to find old friends after 47 years. My friends had moved from Iwakuni but did find them and had a nice visit. Planning to return Summer2008 and stay for 2 months.
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Joined: December 18th, 2017, 6:30 pm

December 18th, 2017, 7:25 pm #2

I arrived at Iwakuni on 10/54 as a member of H&HS-17 when the 1st Wing relocated from Itami.
Worked at setting up the warehouse area at Eta-Jima which required a 30 minute ride in the back of a 6x6 every day for six months. Visited the area in 2000 and did not recognize the area or was able to locate any of the Judo Instructors that I worked with.
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