July 8, 2002
With his M-1 rifle slung over his shoulders, a shirtless American
soldier kneels in prayer beneath a bullet-scarred crucifix in
Chamoro Cemetery near Sanapan on Saipan Island, 1944 (AP
WirePhoto). This particular Marine, Cliff Farris of Tupelo,
Mississippi, returned to the island in 1994 for the 50th
anniversary of the battle.