July 19, 2018
World War II Survivor Marks Guam Liberation
FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, D.C. —
Irene Perez Ploke Sgambelluri was 10 years old in 1942 when her father, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Ploke, a pharmacist’s mate, was taken into custody by Japanese forces in Guam during the early days of America's war with Japan. This week, she participated in a full-honors ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking the anniversary of Guam's liberation.