Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thousands of Americans Born on Okinawa

by Pa Rock
Cultural Explorer

I read a news account the other day that reported the birth of the 1,000th baby this year at Lester Naval Hospital - or roughly one hundred babies a month.  I have mentioned before in this space that my oldest son, Nick, was born at that same hospital thirty-seven years ago.   It was called Camp Kue Army hospital at that time.

I don't know how long Camp Kue/Lester has been around, but my recollection is that it was far from new when Nick was born.  Basic ciphering would indicate that several tens of thousands of Americans have come into this world at that hospital!

Welcome all!

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