Battle of Tarawa

James B. Johnson

Marine missing since Battle of Tarawa finally accounted for

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.. Marine Pfc. James B. Johnson, 19, of Poughkeepsie, New York, will be buried May 31 in Arlington National …

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First Row: Tech. Sgt. Carlos Steele, Cpl. Jack Ely, Sgt Ferman H. Dixon, Staff Sgt. John F. Ercole, Cpl. E. Newcomb, and Sgt. Ernest J. Diet. Second Row: Pvt. Chris G. Demo, Sgt. Forrest Owens, Cpl. Jim R. Orton, and Cpl. Raymond Matjasic Back Row: Sgt. Roy Olund, Capt. Louis Hayward, Marine Gunner John F. Leopold, Staff Sgt. Norman Hatch. Pfc. William Kelliher was not present for the picture.

Combat cameramen won Oscar for covering Battle of Tarawa

There were a lot of big name winners at the 17th Annual Academy Awards in 1945, Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, and… the United States Marine Corps. That’s right, USMC Combat Cameramen won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short for their coverage of the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. Tarawa was unique because of the coverage …

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Lead archaeologist Kristen N. Baker of History Flight, Inc., carefully exposes the remains of Medal of Honor recipient, First Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr., in May. (Credits: Clay Bonnyman Evans/History Flight, Inc.)

Remains of WWII Hero MOH 1Lt Bonnyman buried sunday

UPDATED 28.09.2015 WWII war hero and Medal of Honor recipient, 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., is one step closer to his final resting place. Bonnyman’s funeral service and burial were open to the public. They’re set for Sunday September 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at West Knoxville’s Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery. Bonnyman’s grandson Clay …

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