RAPE OF AN INNOCENT, DISHONOR IN THE RANKS

A VICIOUS ATTACK IN OKINAWA STIRS A FUROR AGAINST AN INCREASINGLY UNPOPULAR U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE

The scheme took shape, according to Japanese police, early in the evening of Monday, Sept. 4, the Labor Day holiday for Americans. Four U.S. servicemen stationed on Okinawa, home base to 29,000 American troops, met at a disco in Naha, the island's main city, and talked about grabbing an Okinawan girl and having some "fun." One man quickly backed out, but, he later told investigators, the other three, two Marines and a sailor, decided to cruise the seaside boulevards in search of prey.

After a few drinks, but still far from drunk, they left in a rented white Subaru sedan and...

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