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War survivor starting petition for reparations

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - It's estimated that less than a thousand Guam war survivors still living. Bert "Mr. Guam Tourism" Unpingco is one that recalls the horrors of World War II. "I want this thing to be brought to a closure," he told KUAM News. "God knows I want it, yet now I'm going on 78 years old and this is the seventeenth year that we've been going after this war reparations I don't believe it will happen its been an extreme disappointment to many people."  

Unpingco says he will start a petition to have the courts rule on whether or not Guam should be compensated.

In the meantime, Tom Barcinas feels the members of the Senate are young and do not understand the impact the war had on the island, saying, "I feel like giving up, I feel like this is an opportunity for us to get together again and be more resolute in finding a number of ways that we can somehow get around the objections of the Senate level and eventually pass the war reparations."

Barcinas feels the Senate should hold the next hearing on Guam.

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