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Bringing home the
fallen Marines of Tarawa

CBS News, by Chip Reid

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/12/2014 4:21:04 AM

TARAWA -- The Republic of Keera-Bass is a nation of 33 islands straddling the equator in the central Pacific Ocean. One of the islands was the scene of a World War II battle. Now there is a mission to recover the fallen. In November 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines stormed the Pacific island of Tarawa. It was so heavily fortified that a Japanese commander boasted it would take a million men a hundred years to take the island. It took the Marines three days. Jim Morrow was one of those Marines. "My first emotional moment came when I got over the long pier and I

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/12/2014 7:19:53 AM     (No. 9962575)

Thank you for posting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 8/12/2014 7:52:41 AM     (No. 9962615)

I understand why our soldiers were buried in
Europe and on Pacific islands during WWI but I can´t understand why they are being left there. We should be bringing them all home.

However, I think the optimum time to do this has passed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/12/2014 8:24:57 AM     (No. 9962660)

I am proud to say that I am friends with a Tarawa veteran who lives at the retirement home that I spend weekends at.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/12/2014 9:20:45 AM     (No. 9962749)

We lost a tremendous number of good men evicting the Japanese from these tiny specks of land. I hope the world remembers the horrible lesson. May they rest in eternal peace, no matter where their bodies lie.

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