Fena Memorial 2019

U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue and Theresa Cepeda
U.S. Navy Photo by Valerie Maigue and Theresa Cepeda

Fena Memorial 2019

by U.S. Naval Base Guam
U.S. Navy

SANTA RITA, Guam (July 19, 2019) - As part of Liberation Day events, a site visit was held at the Fena Cave located at the Naval Munitions Annex on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) July 19. The visit, coordinated between Naval Base Guam, the Agat Mayor’s Office, and Navy Munitions Command Pacific East Asia Division Unit Guam, preceded a memorial held for Fena Cave Massacre victims at Old Agat Cemetery. On July 19, 1944 the Fena Cave Massacre occurred, when Japanese soldiers killed more than 30 young men and women from Agat and Sumay with grenades and bayonets in the caves near Fena Lake. During the past several years, the NBG commanding officer has invited the victims’ families to visit the cave as part of Liberation Day ceremonies.

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