"First Negro Marines decorated by the famed Second Marine Division somewhere in the Pacific (left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven...and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr... They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan..."
Abandoned Garapan Lighthouse Saipan ( Following World War I, the Japanese Empire seized the Northern Mariana Islands from Germany and developed a substantial amount of infrastructure. The Garapan Light on the island of Saipan is just one example. Built in 1934, the lighthouse was extensively damaged during the American invasion of Saipan in the summer of 1944.)
a yank kneels before a Catholic shrine in a Saipan cemetery after the Marines and Army captured the island. Prayer was needed. After 25 days of battle, some 32000 japanese were killed, and hundreds of civilians , taught to fear the coming americans , committed suicide