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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Jun 2021 3:28 a.m. PST

The body of a U.S. Marine captain killed in World War II is coming home to Tennessee, more than 70 years after a body misidentified as Capt. Glenn Walker was buried there…

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Wolfhag03 Jun 2021 12:22 p.m. PST

Thanks Bill,
There were a lot of ID problems after the Battle of Tarawa. One gravesite was relocated because they wanted to build an officers club on the site. The new gravesite was not located until a few years ago. It was the first battle where Graves Registration had to deal with so many KIA in so short of a time in terrible conditions.

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