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3rdMarines - Camp Bishagawa
(Bishigawa) Okinawa


Harold Stephens - The Battle of Okinawa,
China Marine, Worldwide Adventurer and Author

B. C. Street - A Novel by E. A. Cooper

Camp Makibaru/Bishagawa by Gerald B. Ingraham, a Seabee who helped build it!

USS General Anderson Web site

Okinawa update with news of old Bishigawa by Dave Law

U.S. Army Kadena Hawk Missle site

Early post-WWII Okinawa & Bishigawa by Jim Murray

Bill Choate at Bishagawa in 1946 -- FUNNY!

Kume Jima Okinawa at John London's Website

Okinawa Photo Galleries from Marine Friends

   Lt. Ron Hankin

Photos from Lt Ron Hankin, XO and CO of India 3/3 Okinawa 1958

Photos of India 3/3 mini Reunion Cape Coral, Florida 2010

   Jim LaDow

   Bill Pattison

   Larry Woodfield

   Steve Niebur

   Kent Mitchell


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USS General A.E. Anderson Domain of the Golden Dragon
Welcome to Okinawa Seven lieutenants from 3/3 stationed at Camp Bishagawa, Okinawa on board USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6), following a training exercise in Japan in the spring of 1959. (Clockwise from bottom left) Lts John Bowles IV, Phil Carletti, Ron Hankin, Robert Modrzejewski, Culler, Belizzi and Howard Lee. Later, as Captains, two of them Modrzejewski (seated on the top right his with his left arm down) and Lee (seated center bottom), would be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam occurring less than one month apart in1966. Photo Courtesy of Lt Colonel James Ingram USMC (Ret) and Leatherneck magazine.
India Company 3-3-3 1957 - 1958
India Company 3-3-3 1958 - 1959
Weapons Platoon Entrance to Bishigawa in 1947
Bishagawa entrance in 1958 Bishagawa main gate 1958
Locked Bishagawa gate 2002 Looking through the fence toward Bishagawa
Guidon Arriving at I-3-3-3
Company Office Overlooking the Camp
Our Hut Head for COLD showers
Latrine Inspection Arms at Bishagawa
Typical formation leaving Bishagawa Jack Helms holding up an M-48 Tank!
Jack Helms with his 60-mm mortar at Sukiran Jack Helms wasting beer on his utilities on liberty in Olongapo, Subic Bay, Philippines Christmas 1957
Jack Helms home T-120! Jack Helms and Friends headed for Kadena Circle
Taxi! Bars in Kadena Circle
A couple of girls Me. Taken at Kadena Circle sometime in 1959
Me outside our hut at Bishagawa Saturday formation
Me, a little out of focus Me in my Battle Jacket
Mick Putterbaugh Me at the PX
Mick Putterbaugh Dick Stasinski
Jim Myers Friends onboard ship
Washing mess gear Me in Hong Kong
Back from Hong Kong Suicide Cliff
Me at Suicide Cliff Tombs
Me on liberty Tea House August Moon
Smokin... PFC Swan
PFC Bill Pattison Long Johns?
"Red" Murphy Departure Inspection
Just short of arriving in San Diego The DI Sultan

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