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Guam WWII vet is Parade grand marshal

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - A Guam hero will head this year's Liberation Day Parade - fitting, as the theme is "We Are Guam Honoring, Our Heroes".   Jesus Uncango is the last known survivor the Guam Combat Patrol, formed to scout out Japanese in the jungles after World War II.

Born in 1928 Uncanco joined the patrol at the age of 16. Following his discharge he served as a firefighter and retired as a battalion fire chief in 1979. Uncango and his wife Matilde Flores are proud parents of seven children and now enjoy their time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Uncango says he is honored to serve as this year's grand marshal.  "Oh, its great it's very touching because have suffered during the enemy occupation."

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