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At the end of World War II, Japanese soldiers were told to kill themselves rather than surrender to U.S. forces. Dozens upon dozens did so in various caves throughout Okinawa. Many civilians were killed and also killed themselves. Skull sculptures can be found in the caves as a memorial to the events. The cave is explored in episode 3 of "I Wouldn't Go In There."

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The Nickola family examining a tide pool (Photo by Kat Nickola)

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Visitors to Sefa Utaki stand where cooks once prepared meals for the Ryukyu king. Travis J. Tritten/Stars and Stripes

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Cooks relax during a lull in business at Singapore's Tiong Bahru food center. (Photo by Ashley Rowland/Stars and Stripes)

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The Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation program features comfortable cabins as well as camping facilities at Torii Station Army Base on Okinawa’s Yomitan Peninsula. U.S. Army photo

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