To Have & To Hold

It was clear last week that if the Navy had anything to say about it the U.S. Navy was in Guam to stay.

The Japs had kicked the Navy out in December 1941. When the Navy came back in July 1944, it came prepared to settle down. Dredge boats plowed into Apra Harbor on Guam's west coast while the Japs were still resisting in the jungle-covered hills. Trucks moved mountains of coral sand to build a breakwater. Red-faced Seabees in green baseball caps, looking like goggled gods on their bulldozers, invaded the tropical...

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