return to Makin Island…

In December, 1999, the United States Marines went to Makin Island to claim the bodies of 19 US Marines that were killed in action on Makin Island in WWII.  This is the story of the return home….58 years later.  It is a very moving video…..grab a tissue…….SEMPER FI

4 thoughts on “return to Makin Island…

  1. You should be proud to know that your youngest nephew was flown out from Washington DC to pipe aboard the officers at the commissioning ceremony on 24 October 2009 at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado near San Diego. Six USMC veterans of the Makin Island raid attended the ceremony.


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