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redman_jm Private Jack Marvin Redman
Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 6th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 23 November 1943
1943. Buried in isolated grave, “Cemetery 38” on Betio.
2014. Remains located by JPAC field team. Identified on 21 November; accounted for on 20 December.
GAR Cemetery, Watseka, IL
Obituary
DPAA News Release (8 May 2015)
“Search for World War II heroes’ remains” – Bill Niven’s research
“Private Jack M. Redman escorted home to Wateska”
Dignified Transfer, service, and burial (video)

vincent_rw Captain Richard Woytisek Vincent
D Company, Second Battalion, 18th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #1, 18th Marines Cemetery, Betio
1944. Remains disinterred and reburied in Betio Cemetery 33.
1946. Remains overlooked by 604th QMGRC.
2013. Burial site found and excavated by History Flight; remains turned over to JPAC officials.
2014. Identified on 28 August; accounted for on 21 October.
Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA
“72 Years After His Death, Westfield Native Comes Home”
“A Marine Lost Long Ago Arrives Home, Via Bradley Airport”

mcconachie_rj Private Robert James McConachie
Company G, Second Battalion, 1st Marines
Killed near Sugar Loaf Hill, Okinawa, 14 June 1945
1949. Declared non-recoverable.
1987. Remains located near Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa. Determined non-identifiable by CILHI.
2012 – 2013. Case re-opened by JPAC.
2014. Accounted for on 19 August.
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI
Obituary
DPAA News Release (24 October 2014)
“Remains of WWII soldier returned to Michigan”

allen_r PFC Randolph “Bud” Allen
Company F, Second Battalion, 2nd Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Remains buried in unmarked shell hole.
2013. Location discovered by History Flight, November 2013.
Remains turned over to JPAC representative.
2014. Accounted for on 17 June.
Arlington National Cemetery
DPAA News Release (21 July 2014)
History Flight Press Release (26 July 2014)
History Flight Recovery Report (redacted edition)
Funeral photography by Patrick J. Hughes
Funeral video by Patrick J. Hughes
“Private, Killed 70 Years Ago in the Pacific, Is Laid to Rest.” – New York Times