Construction crew in Guam finds remains of WWII Japanese soldiers

Published on December 3rd, 2009 | by Admin

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While working on a sewer-line project in Guam, a construction crew unearthed the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during WWII.

So far, from the site, SWCA has retrieved some bones and a hob-nailed boot, from which a piece of shrapnel was pulled. In all, its believed that the site contains the skeletons of  3 and possibly as many as 5 people.

Cherie Walth is a Human Osteologist with SWCA. She confirms that the bone is human and she says an internet search established that the hob-nailed boot was the type of boot issued to Japanese soldiers during WW II.

SWCA Senior Archaeologist David DeFant says they are only in the preliminary stages of uncovering the remains and it is to early to definitively confirm that the site contains the remains of Japanese soldiers.

DeFant declined to reveal the exact location of the site in hopes that it will remain undisturbed while the archaeological work goes on. He said its been 6 or 7 years since the last remains of Japanese soldiers were found, in Tumon.

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