8117TH ARMY UNIT, WAC DETACHMENT
RYUKYU ARMY HOSPITAL, CAMP MERCY, OKINAWA 1952 PAGE 1

The photo album of Corporal Margaret Whalen, 8117th Army Unit (AU) WAC detachment APO 719 stationed at the Ryukyu Army Hospital, Camp Mercy Okinawa in 1952 during the Korean War. Starting with her trip to Okinawa aboard the USNS General N.M. Walker, including Christmas aboard, menu, gifts from the Red Cross and the ships newspaper. Photos of the Ryukyu Army Hospital at Camp Mercy, along with her PX ration cards, and Okinawan entertainment at the Camp Mercy NCO club. Photos of nearby villages, trips to Naha, she spells the pottery district of Tsuboya the way it sounded to her in English as Seuboyia. Photos of Heiwa Dori black market street. Even a photo of the old Ernie Pyle movie theater in Tsuboya. A visit to Nakagusuku castle, including a horse racing track at the castle. An interesting slice of WAC life on Okinawa during the Korean War.



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