The War in the Pacific
Table of Contents

A grateful Guam remembers


Guam in midst of Japan's ocean empire

The Land of the Rising Sun seizes Guam

Symbol of hope, controversy

The strength of Agueda Johnston

In Tai, the death of a hero

"Uncle Sam, won't you please come back to Guam?"

The Pastor Sablan and his flock

Chamorros caught in Wake invasion

Captain endures POW camp

The march to Manengon

A witness to tragedy

A voyage to freedom

List of liberating forces

Liberating Guam

Maps of invasion beaches

The way of the Japanese warrior

The beachhead the night of the banzai

50 years later, a liberator is remembered

"He gallantly gave his life"

The high command

Guam scouts assist liberators

All men bleed red

Old Glory sways proudly once again

Liberators meet the liberated

Combat Patrol hunts for stragglers

The Last Soldier

Adolfo C. Sgambelluri's secret life

War crimes and justice

Military buildup on Guam

Chamorros still yearn for freedom

The War in the Pacific ends

Thank You

LIBERATION — Guam Remembers
A Golden Salute for the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Guam

Gof dankulu na si Yu'os ma'ase - thank you

Appreciation and thanks are extended to the following organizations and individuals who assisted the Golden Salute Commemorative Committee by providing photographs, information and other resources for the development and publication of this booklet of remembrance:

The Office of the Governor of Guam; Commander Naval Forces Marianas; Government of Guam Bureau of Planning; Government of Guam Veterans Affairs Office, Guam Department of Parks and Recreation; the Guam Museum; the Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam; National Archives of the United States; the Nieves M. Flores Territorial Library; the Pacific Daily News; United States Department of Veterans Affairs; United States Navy; War in the Pacific National Historical Park, National Park Service; the Bureau of Women's Affairs in the Office of the Governor of Guam;

Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan and Mrs. Dinang Manibusan; Francisca Quintanilla Franquez; Jose S. Reyes; Jesus Lizama; George Flores; Brig. General Charles S. Todd, USMC (ret); Capt. Nicolas Savage, USMC; Capt. Jack Eddy, USMC (ret); Frank Chuisano; Annie Sablan Aldeguer and Pastor Angelo Sablan; Engracia D. Camacho; Maury T. Williams, Jr.; Wesley T. Bush; Juan Atoigue Cruz; Jose Mata Torres; and Tun Jesus Cruz Anderson;

Governor Joseph F Ada, Lieutenant Governor Frank F. Blas, the Sanchez family; Jose Barcinas; Tony Palomo; Brig General Ben Blaz, USMC (ret); Col. Adolf P. Sgambelluri, USMC (ret); Capt. Peter C. Siguenza, USMC (ret); Dr. Hiro Kurashina; a Edward Aguon; author Don Farrell; Evangeline Lujan and Ray Caseres, Bureau of Planning; Capt. Joseph Commette, USN; Gina Maria Burkhart; Leilani Blas, Guam Police Department; Joseph Novotny and Ben Santos, Pacific Daily News; and Richard Biolchino and the Graphic Center.