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Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
January 1970 - May 1973

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We moved from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Okinawa in January 1970. Okinawa is just a teeny, tiny dot on a world map, unless you magnify the map a bzillion times. Even then most of the other islands in the Ryukyu chain will not be on there at all!! Okinawa is located south of mainland Japan in the East China Sea. The capital city, Naha, is within a two hour flight to Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, and Manila. Okinawa was under US administration following the end of World War II until May 15, 1972 (better known to most military as Reversion). We were there for that!!

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