According to this Associated Press article, Mark Noah and History Flight have located the remains of 13 more Marines lost in the battle of Tarawa – the most recent of which was discovered this week.
Just in time for Memorial Day.
History Flight is, of course, the group responsible for last year’s remarkable discovery of a mass grave on Betio, which contained the bodies of 35 Marines. Twenty-three of these, including Medal of Honor winner 1Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, have since been identified and are either pending return to their families or have been buried with full military honors.
More details will likely be announced in the following days – for now, congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in the ongoing effort.