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Guam to remember Operation New Life

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - A symposium will be held this Saturday to commemorate the 35th anniversary for Operation New Life. According to Dr. Richard Wyttenbach-Santos, more than 132,000 Vietnamese refugees flew through Guam in the 1970s. Wyttenbach-Santos was a liaison between the Government of Guam and the U.S. military during that time.

"That is comparable to the military buildup," he explained.  "That was a 30% increase in population, but we had no planning, no environmental impact statement. And we want to highlight this symposium - the civilian support from that operation."

The event is scheduled for this Saturday beginning at 9am at the Guam Legislature's Public Hearing Room in Hagatna.

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