The bloody battle of Okinawa started on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 and ended on June 21. More than 200,000 American and Japanese troops and civilians died. Japanese kamikaze exacted a horrific toll. The battle’s ferocity and tremendous death toll helped convince American leaders of the need to use atomic bombs to end the war.
Join MSgt Stephen Walter USMCR (Ret.) for a viewing of the film Okinawa: the Last Battle of World War II. A discussion of the battle will follow.
Grove City Library
Monday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.