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  • The Island Where Chinese Mothers Deliver American Babies

    12/21/2017 5:42:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jon Emont
    his U.S. territory in the western Pacific is known for its epic World War II battle, white-sand beaches and the enduring culture of its indigenous Chamorro people. But for a certain class of Chinese parents, Saipan has become known as the latest hot spot for birth tourism, a place where women can give birth to babies who will automatically acquire U.S. citizenship.
  • WWII Marine vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

    09/06/2017 6:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Marine Times ^ | August 15 | Mari Yamaguchi, 
    Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. They had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his. Yasue and Tatsuya’s sister Sayoko Furuta, 93...covered her face with both hands and wept silently as Tatsuya placed the flag on her lap. ... The flag’s white background is filled with signatures of 180 friends and neighbors in this tea-growing mountain village of Higashishirakawa, wishing Yasue’s safe return. The signatures helped Strombo find...
  • Trump wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus

    03/15/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-15-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump has won the Republican caucus in the Northern Mariana Islands, picking up nine pledged delegates, according to the local GOP. Trump won 73 percent of the total 471 votes cast in the remote U.S. territory on Tuesday, followed by Ted Cruz with 24 percent, John Kasich at .02 percent and Marco Rubio at .01 percent. Jason Osborne, the executive director of the Northern Mariana Islands Republican Party, shared results of the winner-take-all caucus early Tuesday morning on Twitter and Facebook. Breaking News: @realDonaldTrump has just been declared the winner of the CNMI Rep Caucus with 72.8% of the...
  • Father dies

    04/18/2015 8:40:50 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 156 replies
    Father died a few hours ago. Veteran of Saipan. It has not quite hit me yet. I was care giver 24/7 for both my parents for seven years. My mother went two years ago. Just drinking.
  • Navy veteran takes on Saipan's restriction on handguns

    03/23/2015 8:08:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/23/15 | Olson
    A Navy veteran and his wife are challenging a ban on handguns in Saipan, arguing in federal court that the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands is bound by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. “I’ve always been a firm believer in our constitutional rights, whether that’s freedom of speech, religion or the right to keep and bear arms or right to privacy, and I’m pretty sure that what I’m doing in this case is in defense of those convictions,” said David J. Radich, 44, a former petty officer third class. His wife, Li-Rong Radich, was severely beaten by an intruder in...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 102 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • The Battle of Saipan - 15 June 1944

    06/15/2012 5:08:13 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 17 replies
    June 15 2012
  • Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

    01/16/2012 12:29:48 PM PST · by rawhide · 52 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-15-12 | Lydia Warren
    It is the little-known battle that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans during World War II. But now black-and-white photographs, captured by Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, show the everyday horrors for the U.S. soldiers fighting against Japanese forces on the Mariana Island of Saipan between June 15 and July 9, 1944. Faces etched with the pain of their experiences, war-weary men are captured transporting their wounded comrades or forcing Japanese civilians from their hiding places. The photographs were taken during a battle that claimed the lives of 22,000 Japanese civilians - many by suicide - and nearly...
  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • 'Bullet Magnet'-Sgt. Camacho has earned 5 Purple Hearts in 5 years

    09/13/2009 8:44:32 AM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 711+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/13/2009 | Stephanie Gaskell
    Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan - The soldiers in his New York-based combat unit call Staff Sgt. Brandon Camacho the "Bullet Magnet." Camacho - either the luckiest or unluckiest soldier in Afghanistan - is on his second tour here with the Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The reason for the nickname: He's just earned his fifth Purple Heart after being shot in the left knee in a firefight 100 miles south of Kabul, military officials said. "One of my friends said, 'You're the luckiest unlucky person I know,'" said Camacho, 24, who grew up in Saipan...
  • Saipan May Be Pacific's Oldest Archaeological Site

    11/10/2005 11:46:26 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Saipan Tribune ^ | 11-10-2005 | Marconi Calindas
    'Saipan may be Pacific's oldest archaeological site' By Marconi Calindas Reporter Thursday, November 10, 2005 Sediment cores taken from Saipan's Lake Susupe in 2002 have yielded a continual record of plant pollen and other materials for the past 8,000 years that could make the island one of the oldest archaeological site in the Pacific, according to the Historic Preservation Office. HPO director Epiphanio E. Cabrera said that scientists who have been working with the CNMI recently announced new evidence that could push the date for the earliest human settlement in Micronesia back to nearly 5,000 years ago. Cabrera said researchers...
  • Apparel factories in Saipan are threatened by end of quotas

    04/12/2005 11:42:44 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 4 replies · 284+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | April 12, 2005 | ames Brooke
    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands This quiet little American territory, a Western Pacific island that struggled for years to improve working conditions in its sweatshops, now may lose many of its apparel factories to free-market forces. The factories could fall victim to a flood of cheap Chinese clothing that is surging into the United States. And as Saipan's factories close or cut jobs, thousands of workers - most of them Chinese women - are left with a cruel choice: Go back to China's sweatshops and earn a fraction of their current pay or stay in Saipan, where the prospects for legal...
  • Jail Where Amelia Earhart Said Held to Be Probed

    03/29/2005 7:38:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 3 29 05 | ap
    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands Mar 29, 2005 — Researchers want to excavate an old Japanese jail where aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator were rumored to have been detained before they vanished in 1937. The Historic Preservation Office of the Northern Mariana Islands has applied for a grant with the National Park Service to fund the excavation, hoping to solve the 67-year-old mystery of what became of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The Northern Mariana Islands, about 3,800 miles southwest of Hawaii, were administered by Japan from 1914 to 1944 and are now a U.S. commonwealth. "In the past,...
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs’ and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Battle for Saipan (Jun - July, 1944) - June 16th, 2004

    06/16/2004 12:00:22 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 98 replies · 2,205+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • In D-Day's Shadow, Pacific Veterans Celebrate

    06/15/2004 8:39:35 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 5 replies · 184+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/16/04 | JAMES BROOKE
    June 16, 2004 In D-Day's Shadow, Pacific Veterans CelebrateBy JAMES BROOKE AIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands, June 15 - Sixty years after they charged onto beaches here, aged American veterans strolled past tourist hotels on Beachfront Street on Tuesday in a parade marking the start of the 60th anniversaries of a series of battles that they describe as the "D-Days of the Pacific."On June 15, 1944, thousands of United States marines poured off a floating city of steel and launched a bloody 25-day battle here that set the stage for the end of Japanese power in the Pacific.Washington dignitaries could not...
  • Infamous 'Made in USA' sweatshop island Saipan facing gloomy future

    05/27/2004 10:05:01 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Channel News Asia, Singapore ^ | 27 May 2004 | Agence France Presse
    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands: Globalisation, and lower tariffs spell good news for most developing economies, but one small pacific island stands to lose out when the United States eliminates garment quotas next year. Garment factories in Saipan produce more than one billion dollars' worth of clothing annually for US stores -- much of it in sweatshop conditions, according to labour activists. Saipan is closer to Asia than the United States, but as an American territory it has been able to add the "Made in the USA" label to its garments so they can be sold in the United States without...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle for Saipan (Jun - July, 1944) - July 29th, 2003

    07/29/2003 12:00:09 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 110 replies · 6,002+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...