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ATTU, POST-WWII PHOTOS, PAGE 3

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Three folks who shared the "Attu" experience get together for the first time since 1946. Rene "Frenchy" Thibault on the left, Edwin Robnett in the middle, and Charles Pizzotti on the right.  [Rene Thibault] Three folks who shared the "Attu" experience get together for the first time since 1946. Rene "Frenchy" Thibault on the left, Edwin Robnett in the middle, and Charles Pizzotti on the right.  [Rene Thibault] Three folks who shared the "Attu" experience get together for the first time since 1946. Rene "Frenchy" Thibault on the left, Edwin Robnett in the middle, and Charles Pizzotti on the right.  [Rene Thibault]
#1. Three folks who shared the "Attu" experience get together for the first time since 1946. Rene "Frenchy" Thibault on the left, Edwin Robnett in the middle, and Charles Pizzotti on the right.  (Rene Thibault)
Front (L-R): Nadine Smith, Johnny Villasenor; Back (L-R): George L. Smith, George Villasenor.  [George L. Smith] Front (L-R): Nadine Smith, Johnny Villasenor; Back (L-R): George L. Smith, George Villasenor.  [George L. Smith] Front (L-R): Nadine Smith, Johnny Villasenor; Back (L-R): George L. Smith, George Villasenor.  [George L. Smith]
#2. Lakewood, CO, May 1999: It was Nadine and George Smith’s pleasure to host George Villasenor (right, standing), WWII Attu Vet and photographer extraordinaire in May of 1999 while visiting Lakewood, CO during his road trips around the country. His wife and chief "scanner," Johnnie, is seated just to his right. George and Johnnie have contributed numerous photos taken during George V.’s time spent in the Aleutians while being one of the youngest volunteers to ever join the Navy during WWII. That's Nadine, my chief scanner and wife extraordinaire sitting to Johnnie's right, and George Smith (me) standing to George V.’s right.  (George L. Smith)
L-R: George Villasenor, George L. Smith, May 1999.  [George L. Smith] L-R: George Villasenor, George L. Smith, May 1999.  [George L. Smith] L-R: George Villasenor, George L. Smith, May 1999.  [George L. Smith]
#3. Lakewood, CO, May 1999: George Villasenor on the left, and me (George L. Smith) on the right. It was an awesome feeling being in the presence of one who’d voluntarily served during WWII in the Aleutians, by one who’d served in the Aleutians during the cold war (1975-76).  (George L. Smith)
Loran Station Attu, 1999.  [Keith Alholm] Loran Station Attu, 1999.  [Keith Alholm] Loran Station Attu, 1999.  [Keith Alholm]
#4. Attu, 1999: Pictures #4 through #8 were supplied by Keith Alholm, a PA from Kodiak who was escorting a German TV crew to Attu. They visited the Japanese memorial site on Attu located about four miles from the LORAN station. This image is of the LORAN station on Attu. (PA2 Keith Alholm)
1999: On the way to Attu's Japanese memorial.  [Keith Alholm] 1999: On the way to Attu's Japanese memorial.  [Keith Alholm] 1999: On the way to Attu's Japanese memorial.  [Keith Alholm]
#5. Attu, 1999: On the way to Attu’s Japanese memorial. (PA2 Keith Alholm.)
Att, 1999: Japanese memorial near Engineer Hill erected in 1987.  [Keith Alholm] Att, 1999: Japanese memorial near Engineer Hill erected in 1987.  [Keith Alholm] Att, 1999: Japanese memorial near Engineer Hill erected in 1987.  [Keith Alholm]
#6. Attu, 1999: A World War II memorial sits on top of a mountain near Engineer Hill, about four miles from the Coast Guard’s LORAN Station Attu. The titanium memorial was placed by the Japanese government in 1987 to honor soldiers that died in the North Pacific during WWII.  (PA2 Keith Alholm)
#7. Attu 1999: The text accompanying the Japanese Attu memorial (picture #6): IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE ISLANDS AND SEAS OF THE NORTH PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II AND IN DEDICATION TO WORLD PEACE   CONSTRUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN IN COOPERATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON 1 JULY 1987 (PA2 Keith Alholm.)
Attu, 1999: A Soul, 7th month of the 53 year of the Emperor (July 1978) (From) Shiretoko Hokkaido, The Spirit of Naohiro Kakiuchi.  [Keith Alholm] Attu, 1999: A Soul, 7th month of the 53 year of the Emperor (July 1978) (From) Shiretoko Hokkaido, The Spirit of Naohiro Kakiuchi.  [Keith Alholm] Attu, 1999: A Soul, 7th month of the 53 year of the Emperor (July 1978) (From) Shiretoko Hokkaido, The Spirit of Naohiro Kakiuchi.  [Keith Alholm]
#8. Attu 1999: John Szalay was kind enough to provide this translation of the inscription on this stone: A Soul 7th month of the 53 year of the Emperor ( July 1978) (From) Shiretoko Hokkaido The Spirit of Naohiro Kakiuchi  (PA2 Keith Alholm.)
Text accompanying the Japanese Attu Memorial.  [Keith Alholm] Text accompanying the Japanese Attu Memorial.  [Keith Alholm] Text accompanying the Japanese Attu Memorial.  [Keith Alholm]