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Taco Rice and the Legacy of Marines on Okinawa

Taco Rice and the Legacy of Marines on Okinawa

In 1984, Matsuzo Gibo added traditional Mexican-style spices to ground beef and put the spicy meat mixture on a bed of rice, then added lettuce and shredded cheese. He started selling it from his food stall as a quick lunchtime meal.  The simple dish, now known the world over as "taco rice," conquered Okinawa faster and with far less resistance than the U.S. military did during World War II.  Gibo, who died in 2014, was the owner of the Parlor Senri food stall outside of Camp...

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Navy Units

Navy Units

At Together We Served, we take time to honor and share our appreciation to all of the US Navy officers and veterans. We take a deep dive into the US Navy and the great accomplishments the military branch has achieved over the years and how the US Navy functions day-to-day.

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Marine Corps Units

Marine Corps Units

Did you know that the Marine Corps’ first amphibious raid was only weeks after its creation? Marines successfully stormed a British weapons cache in the Bahamas. Find out more about the Marine Corps by Together We Served.

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