Just today I read with so much pleasure, your account of Harmon Field. I was also so very much impressed with your tribute to the US armed forces for their assistance in the liberation of Guam in WWII. I first went to Guam in 1954 as a high school math teacher. There I met my husband, who was then an English teacher. Our lives have been filled with so many varied experiences.
One very profound "trait" (for lack of a better word at this moment)of the Guamanian people that I have heard, seen, etc., is their praise and respect for those long-ago armed forces. In my husbands family, several generations later, there is still that respect for the old GIs that does not seem to diminish. As a state-sider, I am so very deeply impressed with this continuing faithfullness on the part of the Guamanian people.
My last comment concerns the very first message on this message board, titled "African features" by SABIAN. Have you read it? The response is mine. I'd love to write a whole manuscript to this individual, but I really don't feel like lowering myself to his apparent level. He obviously is an arrogant "black" and quite misinformed. My blood pressure will remain much more stable if I discontinue any contact with him/her, whatever the case may be. If you click on his name in the message, it brings up the entire list of countries where he/she sent the same type of messge.
By the way, I was the one who introduced this particular message board.