World War II veterans mark anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa
Al Costa, who was a radio man aboard the USS Miami during the Battle of Okinawa, looks at a book recapping the historic battle at his home in Lodi on Tuesday. (Jordan Guinn/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am
Al Costa has been out of the armed forces for decades, but he
can still vividly see the black smoke from fires and hear the
concussive explosions from the Battle of Okinawa like they happened
"These memories will always be with me," said Costa, who was a
radio man on the USS Miami during the battle.
Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am.