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Freedom Fighters: George Regas

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At the age of 18, George Regas of Whitehouse, Texas, arrived with the 27th Battalion of "the Fighting Seabees," just in time for the last big battle of World War Two: The Battle of Okinawa.

The Seabees, a construction unit of the Navy, have never been given their due on their significant contributions to victor in World War Two.

Among the accomplishments in the Pacific alone, they built 111 major airstrips, 441 piers, 700 square blocks of warehouses, housing for a million and a half men, and hospitals to serve 70,000 patients.

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