U.S. REAR ADMIRAL TO VISIT YAP

News Release

Yap State Government Colonia, Yap May 27, 2010

U.S. Rear Adm. Paul Bushong and his wife are expected in Yap next week Tuesday to fly out to Ulithi for the graduation of Outer Island High School.

[PIR editor’s note: Yap is one of four states in the Federated States of Micronesia. FSM’s political status as a self-governing nation is preserved through the Compact of Free Association with the United States.]

During the visit, Bushong, who is based on Guam, will pay courtesy calls on local government officials, and will also be visiting the remnants of the Cox Hellcat fighter which was shot down over Yap during World War II.

He is also expected to visit families of fallen Yapese soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bushong will also be accompanied by Lt. George Watkins.

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