George Ray Tweed
Biography Of George Ray Tweed
George Ray Tweed, born on July 2, 1902 and died on January 16, 1989. He was a Radioman of the United States Navy for 16 years. George was the chief radioman on Guam when the Japanese invaded the island on December 10, 1944.
He hid in the jungles of Guam with five other men. George was protected by the local Chamorro's during the Japanese occupation, and was brought food and other supplies. For his heroism, George was awarded the Legion Of Merit, and promoted as a Chief Radioman. He retired form the Navy as a Lieutenant. Sadly, died in an automobile accident in 1989. He was buried at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Oregon. His story was told by the best selling book in 1945,"Robinson Cursoe USN" and was followed by a movie in 1962 entitled,"No Man Is An Island" starring Jeffery Hunter as George Tweed.
Problem Of George Tweed During The Japanese Occupation On Guam.
George Tweed had some conflicts during the Japanese Occupation. George, was hiding from the Japanese because not only he was an American, but he was also one of those men who slipped into the jungles of Guam to hide rather than become prisoners of war. Sadly, the other men were captured and beheaded. He had to move to places and stay in caves.