Guam – Island residents paid tribute to the victims of the Chagui’an massacre Monday in Yigo at the site of the tragedy where it happened 70-years ago.
Island leaders, survivors and Yigo residents gathered for tribute.
During the 1944 liberation, as U.S. Marines were making their way inland, 45 chamorro men were taken from the Manengon concentration camp to a Japanese command post in Chagui’an Yigo where they were beheaded by Japanese soldiers.
Maines later discovered the dead. but the massacre site was forgotten until it was recently re-discovered by a group from UOG.
Since then the village of Yigo has paid tribute to the victims with a special memorial service.
A memorial mass will also be held in August in honor of those who died here.