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Military Message in a Bottle From 1948 Discovered in Japanese Hotel
According to an article published by Stars and Stripes on June 15th, 2017, a 70 year old message in a bottle has been discovered in the Hotel New Grand in Japan’s Yokohama Harbor during renovations. The message dates to the years after the war when the US occupied Japan. Now, the hotel is searching for McNamara’s surviving descendants, if he has any, to connect them with this piece of their family history. As a military message in a bottle from the era of post – World War II, this bottled note is especially intriguing.
The front of the business card simply lists McNamara’s name and rank. The brief note written on the back of the business card is pretty straightforward: Continue reading