Monday, April 23, 2007

Yomitan Cave

Close to the water in Yomitan Village is a famous cave. During the war, over 1000 Okinawan's hid here when the American's landed in Okinawa. The first wave of Soldiers landed in Yomitan Village. Many of the villagers hid here and would have died if it was not for the brave heroicts of a Hawaiian Japanese Soldier. He risked his life and encouraged the Okinawan's to come out of the cave. If they would not have come out, most if not all would have been killed through the bombings. There was actually a movie that Hollywood made about this situation. The cave is huge! The guys only had one flashlight, so we were not able to travel very far.

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