Bringing Them Home

A burial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery for five Marines
recovered from Guadalcanal in 1972.

A dog tag in a stream on Saipan. Bones in a foundation on Guadalcanal. Map-matching on Betio. The twisted remains of an airplane lost and found and lost again for decades. The search for missing servicemen is a long, painstaking, sometimes frustrating, and occasionally overwhelmingly rewarding.

Accounted For

Finally home.

Research Groups

Meet the people and organizations dedicating themselves to returning missing Marines and others.

Recovery Stories

Collecting the tales of those once lost, now found.