MARINE, SEAMAN RETURN TO ATOLL 72 YEARS AFTER INVASION

FEB. 6, 2016 / JORDAN VINSON Marine Veteran Bill Mancke and Navy Veteran Clyde Hansen and their families joined the family of the late Marine Frank Pokrop and the USAG-KA community on Kwajalein Atoll to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Operation Flintlock, Jan. 27-Feb. 1. On a whirlwind tour of the islands, both Mancke and…

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JIM BENNETT

JAN. 16, 2016 / JORDAN VINSON He was a dear friend, with a bushy gray mustache, a low, warm, cavernous voice and a stupendous sense of humor. He was a father, grandfather, husband and brother, a sweetheart of a man and one of the kindest, most generous and funniest Roi Rats to grace the small…

TAKE A WALK WITH RAY AND YOU’LL LEARN A THING OR TWO

DEC. 12, 2015 / JORDAN VINSON A country boy from Mississippi with a low, southern drawl, Raymond Stigler is a mechanic at the Roi Power Plant. He’s spent the last eight years of his career operating the litany of machines buzzing loudly at the plant, performing preventative maintenance, building pumps and more. You know, the…

THROUGH THE LENS – KWAJ AS SHOT BY CAMERAMEN IN 1972

AUG. 29, 2015 / JORDAN VINSON One morning in July 1972, Army Signal Corps Cameraman Lee Parker trained the lens of his camera on an aspect of life on Kwajalein that has persisted through the decades of the Army’s presence on Kwajalein Atoll: the Kwaj bike. Tasked with capturing unedited B-roll footage (aka filler material…