Thursday, March 23rd......Yes, you heard it right. We passed the International Date Line, so we have now leapfrogged a day ahead.
We arrived in Guam after an eight hour flight from Honolulu. We had a day mostly filled with touring some of the battle areas and the invasion beaches. You should look up this hard fought campaign which lasted from July 21st to August 10th, 1944.
The US had over 7,600 casualties and the Japanese had almost 18,000 killed. It was a vital steppingstone to the Pacific war.