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nielson_rk Corporal Roger Keith Nielson
Company E, Second Battalion, 8th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #1, Row B, Division Cemetery #3 (a.k.a. 8th Marines Cemetery #2 / Betio Cemetery 27).
2015. Cemetery located by History Flight; remains turned over to DPAA officials. Identified on 16 September; accounted for 24 September.
Final Disposition:
Fort Logan National Cemetery
DPAA News Release (9 November 2015)
Dignified Transfer (video)
Funeral Photos from the Denver Post
“Marine killed in WWII’s battle of Tarawa to be buried in Denver”

carter_RJcolor PFC Robert Junior Carter
Company G, Second Battalion, 8th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #6, Row B, Division Cemetery #3 (a.k.a. 8th Marines Cemetery #2 / Betio Cemetery 27).
2015. Cemetery located by History Flight; remains turned over to DPAA officials. Accounted for on 16 September.
Final Disposition:
Arlington National Cemetery
Obituary
DPAA News Release (6 July 2016)
Funeral Photography by Patrick J. Hughes
Funeral Video by Patrick J. Hughes
“A Lost Marine of Tarawa Finally Comes Home”

reilly_jp PFC James Patrick Reilly
Company L, Third Battalion, 8th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #21, Division Cemetery #3 (a.k.a. 8th Marines Cemetery #2 / Betio Cemetery 27).
2015. Cemetery located by History Flight; remains turned over to DPAA officials. Identified on 25 August; accounted for on 5 September.
Final Disposition:
Florida National Cemetery
DPAA News Release (2 November 2015)
“Queens WWII Marine killed in Pacific finally coming home”
“Torn Asunder in 1943 Battle, Twins Are Reunited Under Florida Soil”

otto_jd Corporal James Dmitri Otto
Company L, Third Battalion, 8th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 20 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #1, Division Cemetery #3 (a.k.a. 8th Marines Cemetery #2 / Betio Cemetery 27).
2015. Cemetery located by History Flight; remains turned over to DPAA officials. Identified on 11 August; accounted for on 5 September.
Final Disposition:
Arlington National Cemetery
DPAA News Release (1 December 2015)
DPAA Press Release (4 December 2015)
History Flight “Cemetery 27” press release
“’Unknown’ marine receives Arlington burial seven decades after death in battle”
“Search uncovers remains of missing Lejeune Marine”

bonnyman_A 1Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman, Jr.
F Company, Second Battalion, 18th Marines
KIA on Betio, Tarawa atoll, 22 November 1943
1943. Buried Grave #17, Division Cemetery #3 (a.k.a. 8th Marines Cemetery #2 / Betio Cemetery 27).
2015. Cemetery located by History Flight; remains turned over to DPAA officials. Identified 10 August; accounted for 27 August.
Final Disposition:
Highland Memorial Gardens, Knoxville, TN
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
DPAA News Release (22 September 2015)
History Flight “Cemetery 27” press release
Clay Bonnyman Evans
Funeral Video
“1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. Returns Home from Tarawa”

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