Norio Muroi began working for Stars and Stripes’ Tokyo office as a copy boy in 1977 and began working in the library in 1979. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES
Norio Muroi began working for Stars and Stripes’ Tokyo office as a copy boy in 1977 and began working in the library in 1979. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

VIDEO| Stars and Stripes Pacific Librarian retires after 42 years

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Stars and Stripes’ library in Tokyo preserves the stories and heroics of countless service members from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars alongside records of newsworthy events on American bases in the Far East over the past 75 years.

Norio Muroi, 65, who retires Friday, has worked in the newspaper’s library for more than half of that timespan.

 

 

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