On the anniversary of General MacArthur setting foot in Tokyo to begin the American occupation of Japan in 1945, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show from a place of monumental historical significance: Okinawa.
Home to multiple US military bases and some 40,000 American military personnel, Okinawa is the site of one of the greatest forgotten battles of World War II – much larger, even, than the Battle of Normandy on D-Day. In that 3-month battle, called “The Typhoon of Steel” by the locals, 14,000 Americans died there defending freedom, and many are prepared to do so still. (You can take a look at Larry’s twitter for photos.)
So what lessons can we learn from Okinawa? Listen below as Larry explains why that particular location is so relevant to our world today: