Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants
Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »
Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit
The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »
Unique Monument restoration at Asan Beach
Contact: Ben Hayes, 671-333-4051
Monument Restoration at Asan Beach
A unique monument commemorating the amphibious assault of Guam in 1944 will receive a facelift this winter. War in the Pacific National Historical Park staff removed corroded plaques for cleaning and metals treatment from the U.S Landing Monument at Asan Beach. It is anticipated that the plaques will be restored and re-mounted by March 2014.
“This work is part of a larger effort to prepare the park for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Guam in July 2014,” according to the park’s Cultural Resources Program Manager, James Oelke Farley.
Did You Know?
Fully one-third of all U.S. Marine deaths during the four-year War in the Pacific occurred during 36 days, in a single battle? That battle was Iwo Jima.