WWII survivors sought

Jun 18, 2017

Eastern Carolina University faculty will be on Saipan in July to talk with veterans, their families, and other survivors about their experiences in World War II. The researchers will also train local volunteers to lead discussions.

The academic project—War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage—is a partnership with the Northern Marianas Humanities Council and the Saipan Historic Preservation Office. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The 17th century Spanish-Chamorro Wars and the WWII Battle of Saipan will serve as bookends to the history of resistance and aggressions in our islands.

To learn more and how to participate, call the Humanities Council at (670) 235-4785 or visit: https://cnmiheritage.wordpress.com/. On Facebook go to War in the Pacific. Or e-mail lead researcher Dr. McKinnon at mckinnonje@ecu.edu.