Guam is located a little more than half way between San Francisco and Saigon. It is in the middle of a very large body of water, the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Mariana Islands Group it is a territory of the United States of America. It has a population of 133,000 and an area of 209 square miles. The only large businesses are tourism and naval and air force base support. During the VIETNAM war Andersen AFB was one of the busyiest bomber bases in the world.When troops left California they may well have flown over Guam on their way to a war in VIETNAM they did not understand and never knew or cared that Guam was there.