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World War II Vetern Traveling to Japan to Return "Good Luck" Flag

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Marvin and Good Luck Flag.png

It's an amazing story that spans more than seven decades. Back in 1944, Marvin Strombo, a Marine from Montana and stationed in Saipan, took a yosegaki hinomaru or "good luck" flag from a Japanese officer killed in battle. He always hoped it could return it to the man's family and how 73 years later he will do just that. Now 93 years old, Marvin will travel to Japan to return the flag that belonged to Sadao Yasue to his brother and two sisters. Rex Ziak of the OBON Society also joined us to share how they were able to make this reunion possible and why it's so important to healing the wounds of war.

For more on Marvin's story, click here. You can also follow along as Marvin travels to Japan and returns the flag to Sadao's family on this Facebook link. For more information on the OBON Society, or to make a donation to help them return flags to soldiers' families, visit their website.