I was stationed
at Schofield Barracks in Hawai'i in 1944. I was in the army and my job
was to bury dead soldiers. I buried a lot of them. The ship that brought
me seemed to pull right into the city. I was never told anything about
Hawai'i. At the time I thought there was only one island. Waikiki was
just one main road with wooden buildings. You could see clear to Diamond
Head wherever you were.
we left the barracks, we had to go in groups of 4 or 5. The reason was
the navy guys. They treated the Hawaiian women so badly, even raping
them, that the local men were pretty hostile to all the soldiers.
Ray (cab driver in Hyannis, Massachuetts), 2004