Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

This Islander helped recover the bodies of fallen Marines he’d hidden from the Japanese 60 years earlier


On August 18, 1942, U.S. Marine Corps Raiders assaulted Japanese positions on Makin Island (today known as Butaritari). The Raiders were a WWII-era elite unit trained for special amphibious light infantry combat. Their mission was to destroy Japanese installations and … Continue reading

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