Major news from Hawaii last night: the DPAA has begun the process of exhuming the remains of 94 servicemen killed in the battle of Tarawa. Unlike History Flight’s recent discoveries on … Continue reading Disinterment Directive
This is Gordon Eugene Thompson. He’s twenty-one years old in this picture. Just about a year ago, he was a student at Montana State College in Bozeman; a leading scholar … Continue reading Air Raid Alarm
The DPAA has announced the identification of three more Marines MIA since the battle of Tarawa. Private Frank Francis Penna of Canistota, New York, served with Company E, Second Battalion, … Continue reading Back From Tarawa: Penna, Vosmer, and Kines
One day, the war ended. And Jack Prince didn’t come home. He didn’t walk through the door of 88-11 247th Street as he might have done in 1945, with a … Continue reading When Jack Came Home
On June 2, the DPAA announced the latest identification of a serviceman lost in action on Tarawa. Pharmacist’s Mate Howard Pascal Brisbane of New Orleans, Louisiana was about 22 years old … Continue reading Corpsman Up from Cemetery 27
Note: This is a repost from Memorial Day 2013 which, sadly, is still relevant three years later. I wear a set of dog tags every day. If I don’t … Continue reading Memorial Day: again
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 … Continue reading History Flight announces new finds
In my day job, I’m a senior copywriter for a digital design company. It’s a pretty good gig, really. The work is (usually) interesting, my coworkers are phenomenal and, most of … Continue reading A New Look, Updates Pending
The DPAA has recently announced the positive identification of three more WWII Marines. Sergeant John Charlton Holladay of Paxville, South Carolina. Sergeant Holladay was a member of Company B, First … Continue reading Three More Coming Home
Welcome home, Corporal Otto.
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to attend the Final Muster of the Fourth Marine Division Association. There are few words to describe what an experience that was (hence … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Missing.
Daniel Lipscomb provides this news item from Knoxville, Tennessee. History Flight is reporting the discovery of 1Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., Medal of Honor winner, in a mass grave on the island of … Continue reading “Sandy” Bonnyman Found On Tarawa