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Okinawa-Based Marine Honored for Heroism after Harrowing Water Rescue | Military.com

Posted by | January 11, 2018 | Uncategorized

Stars and Stripes 9 Jan 2018 By Matthew M. Burke

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa — It didn’t take long for diver Justin Kinjo to realize he had made a critical mistake after entering the surf last spring near Mermaid Grotto in Manzo-Mo, Okinawa.Waves smashed over the Okinawan father of two as he made his way out, pushing him down and back toward shore, ripping his regulator out of his mouth and stripping him of everything but his wetsuit and oxygen tank.

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