Graves of US WWII Servicemen Unearthed on Pacific Island
The remains are believed to belong to Marines and sailors from the Battle of Tarawa.
- Published 26 June 2019
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HONOLULU (AP) — An organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa found the graves in March, said Mark Noah, president of the nonprofit History Flight. The remains are believed to belong to Marines…