Morris R. Jeppson, the weapon test officer for the Enola Gay mission, has written the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to voice his opinion and support AGAINST the proposed federal takeover.
"[The] CNMI is uniquely situated to engage in commerce and tourism with Asian countries. Their economy depends on ready access to China, Philippines and Australia, rather than just the U.S., which is quite far away. I understand that the Senate is considering CNMI immigration and travel control in blanket legislation from the U.S., legislation that could unfairly impact the economy of the CNMI. I trust that the needs of the CNMI will be addressed during considerations by your committee.”
Morris Jeppson -- you are a hero. Thank you for your service during World War 2 and for writing your letter to protect the CNMI.