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Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed in action during Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was laid to rest in Guam on Thursday. Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan's recently identified remains were returned to the island of Guam where he was born and raised before he joined the Navy at age 19 in 1939. He was interred at the Guam Veterans Cemetery at Piti. "Petty Officer Farfan, this veteran's cemetery will welcome you home today to your final resting place, carried on the arms of your Navy brothers and sisters, your coffin swathed in an American flag, escorted by the descendents of your family's bloodline, surrounded today by an entire community," Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander of Joint Region Marianas, said in an address ...
Granite, Obayashi preparing new Marine base on Guam

Granite, Obayashi preparing new Marine base on Guam

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A joint venture team of Granite Construction and Obayashi Corporation has won a $ 165 million military infrastructure contract for Guam.The award, announced by Granite this week, was issued by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific for the Finegayan Utilities and Site Improvements Phase I project in Finegayan, Guam.The project is for the preparation of a 400-acre site for future construction of operational, administrative and bachelor housing structures for a new Marine Corps base.The team will demolish existing structures on the site, relocate and add new utilities, roads and other infrastructure, including fencing, sidewalks and signage.Clearing the site of unexploded ordnance and munitions is also part of the contract.The new Marine base is located on the Nava...
Kim Jong Un briefed on possible Guam attacks

Kim Jong Un briefed on possible Guam attacks

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Kim Jong Un was briefed today by a North Korean general on the country's plan to launch missiles toward Guam, according to South Korea's largest news agency. "Dear Supreme Leader has spent a long time to review the plan to attack Guam by surrounding it and conferred with the leaders present," reads a translated statement by Yonhap, attributed to KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, of the meeting Kim had with General Kim Rak Gyom. "Dear Supreme Leader has spent a long time to review the plan to attack Guam by surrounding it and conferred with the leaders present," the statement added. The war planning came during the leader's visit on Monday to the the headquarters of Strategy Division of the North Korea's People's Army. While there, Kim warned soldiers there to stand ready to st...
North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

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North Korea says it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US territory of Guam with missiles.The threat came hours after President Donald Trump told Pyongyang that any threat to the US would be met with "fire and fury".A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said the strike plan would be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once Kim Jong Un makes a decision.He added that "enveloping fire" would be used to contain major US military bases on the island territory in the western Pacific Ocean - including the Anderson Air Force Base.KCNA, Pyongyang's state-run news agency, also carried a statement from a different military official which said North Korea may carry out a pre-emptive operation if the US shows signs of provocation.:: Why is North Korea thr...