Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For the Love of Guam...

Good Evening Everyone,

Today, I would like to dedicate this blog to the beautiful people of Guam. In 1944, Guam was in the hands of the Japanese and on this date in 1944, the Allied Forces with the help of the courageous people of Guam were able to take back their homeland. So today, I would like to wish the people of Guam a very happy and peaceful anniversary of their independence.

I think it is very important for us in the military to thank all of the country's who fly the Flag of the United States side by side with their country's Flag. Nations like Guam, the Virgin Island, Puerto Rico, St. Croix etc... are all small countries who have been our partners in conflict and in peace. We are so very thankful for having Dr. Walter Perez bless our lives even if it were for a short period of time. Dr. Perez sent us providers each a shirt that he purchased in Guam and asked that we wear it in honor of Guam's Independence from the Japanese. So with honor and great privilege, Dr. Perez we honor your lovely homeland.

These shirt are awesome and they go well with our uniform.
This simple but beautiful flag makes me want to go and visit Guam.
Dr. Perez, we all want to know that we dearly love you and miss you very much. We will be home soon and we will be with our families. I would like to say that you helped to make our little group feel like a family and for that we thank you.

I will be planning a visit to Guam, hopefull within a year, when our vacation time allows. I am so excited to see you again and to meet your family.

God Bless You,
Jeff and your fellow Band of Brothers.


Anonymous said...

Si yuos maase, my brothers. This is "thank you" in Chamorro, the language of the Marianas Islands which include Guam, Saipan, and Tinian, rich in WW-II history. The literal meaning is "may God grant mercy". I have been blessed to have served with all of you, undoubtedly the best PA's and RN the Army has. I think of you fondly and pray for you and your families. Please extend my greetings and love to all of the 215th, especially to my medics. You look great in your island shirts. Blessings, Dr. Chris

Jeff said...


Thank you for commenting. We missed you dearly. We are finally home and have been adjusting. Thanks for the shirts, they are great and of high quality. Thank you for editing my book as well. I made the changes and it is looking great. Brother you are awesome. Please email me if you would as I am not sure where your email address is. Thanks,