Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries, although there is a war story with connection to the family. On this date in 1945, the U.S. 10th Army overcame the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Possession of Okinawa gave the United States a base large enough for an invasion of the Japanese home islands.

In command of US Marine forces for the Okinawa invasion was Col. Frank Colby Myers, our granduncle, pictured below with his wife Mildred, née Dyer, about 1969.

1967 Frank C Mildred.



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