Veteran’s Profile

Mervin Adams

  • Service Branch: US Air Force
  • Service Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Service Date(s): 1951

About the War in the Pacific

In 1951, the Treaty of San Francisco was signed by the allied countries and Japan, which restored its formal sovereignty. At the same time, the U.S. and Japan signed the JapanAmerica Security Alliance. By this treaty, United States Forces Japan (USFJ) is responsible for the defense of Japan. As part of this agreement, the Japanese government requested that the U.S. military bases remain in Japan, and agreed to provide funds and various interests specified in the Status of Forces Agreement. (Citations from Wikipedia)