Guam- Former Senator Frank Blas Jr. says that his book on Guam’s WWII survivors called “Real Faces” should be available soon in fact it should be available sometime August.
The pictorial hard bound book contains pictures and stories honoring the survivors of Guam’s occupation by the Japanese during WWII. The book is a project by the Guam war survivors memorial foundation to share the war time experiences of Guam’s WWII survivors.
Proceeds from the book will go towards other projects that the foundation is doing to preserve and share the history and memories of Guam’s WWII survivors. Blas says an order of books is on its way to Guam but he stresses that he’s still looking for sponsors to pay for the printing.
“The books are coming from a printer from off-island and we got notification last night that the books are actually now being loaded on a boat on a ship to bring to Guam. We anticipate that the books will be here around the second week of August and then we’ll have a couple of events that would allow individuals who got them on pre-order to be able to pick up their books as well as individuals who are interested in getting the books to come by and get copies of their books,” said Blas.
To pre-order a copy you can call Blas at his office at 734-7702 or 734-7703 or email him at frank.blasjr.@gmail.com. The book costs $70 dollars a copy or you can buy two for $125.