How a row of thirty graves on Betio was laid out and then lost, forgotten and then found.
This morning, the DPAA announced that PFC Paul David Gilman has been accounted for as of 17 May 2018. Paul was born on 11 January 1924, one of seven children … Continue reading Accounted For: PFC Paul David Gilman
A couple of site updates to ring in the new year. First and most importantly: the number of unaccounted-for Marines has just decreased by five. I have a regular (at … Continue reading State of the Site Update
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
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