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Old 01-11-2011, 09:24 PM
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Okinawa 1959-60

Interested if anyone out there was stationed on Okinawa during 1959-60. I was stationed at Camp Butler (the old one that shared the compound with Camp McTureous) with the Public Works section. Usually pulled liberty at Koza with my two buddies.
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Futema, 1960-61

I showed up Okinawa on April 1, 1960. Not only was it April Fool's Day but it was also Easter Sunday - coincidently the combination of calendar events in 1945 when the Marines landed in WWII.

I was stationed first at Camp Mercy, an old (condemed) Army Hospital from the Korean War on Highway 1. We were assigned to MAG-16 a Marine Air Group stationed at the MCAF, Futema. However, the Futema air Facility was still be constructed by the SeaBees; the barracks weren't ready yet. Moved to Futema after a couple of weeks at Camp Mercy.

I remember Koza as an excellent liberty town and was something like a $0.15 Okinawa bus ride away - it took several months before the locals established the town of Futema as a decent liberty 'port.'

Naha, in my opinion, was the class of liberty excursions however.

Deployed to Southeast Asia (Thailand) after about 10 months on "The Rock." I had one of the last 15 month overseas tours for Marines. The Thailand deployment was pretty cool.

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I was at Camp Koza 3rd Engineers from mid 1959 thru 1961...
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I was at

Camp Sukeran just down the block from Kandena air base from 1965 - 1968
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I was at Camp Koza, 3rd Engineers from August 59-June 61....Do you remember the 20 bucks I loaned you?
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