Adair, Thurman, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13B40-Platoon/Gunnery Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 13B40, 6th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment/C Battery
Service Years
1948 - 1966

Staff Sergeant


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Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ardmore, OK
Last Address
Ardmore, OK


Casualty Date
Dec 18, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lakeview Cemetery - Marietta, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 057

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US Occupation of Japan
Start Year
1945
End Year
1952

Description
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the occupation of Germany, the Soviet Union was allowed little to no influence over Japan. This foreign presence marked the only time in Japan's history that it had been occupied by a foreign power. It transformed the country into a parliamentary democracy that recalled "New Deal" priorities of the 1930s politics by Roosevelt. The occupation, codenamed Operation Blacklist, was ended by the San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951, and effective from April 28, 1952, after which Japan's sovereignty – with the exception, until 1972, of the Ryukyu Islands – was fully restored.

According to John Dower, in his book Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, the factors behind the success of the occupation were:

    Discipline, moral legitimacy, well-defined and well-articulated objectives, a clear chain of command, tolerance and flexibility in policy formulation and implementation, confidence in the ability of the state to act constructively, the ability to operate abroad free of partisan politics back home, and the existence of a stable, resilient, sophisticated civil society on the receiving end of occupation policies – these political and civic virtues helped make it possible to move decisively during the brief window of a few years when defeated Japan itself was in flux and most receptive to radical change.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1948
To Year
1949
 
Last Updated:
Jul 1, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  51 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bennett, Fred, PFC, (1947-1950)
  • Harris, Richard E., LTC, (1948-1969)
  • Niblo, Urban, BG, (1918-1955)
  • O'Reilly, Hugh, MSG, (1932-1962)
  • Sheetz, Josef, BG, (1914-1950)
  • Sherman, Harry, BG, (1918-1953)
  • Smith, Albert, MG, (1917-1955)
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