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Al Guerrero
Discovery Channel Video
Sun Jan 1, 2012 11:32
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Happy New Year All!!

I have bought a VHS video made by the Discovery Channel back in 1989. Its called RETURN TO TARAWA. This program is hosted by Bill Burrud. Its about Marine veterans returning to Betio to honor their fallen comrades on the 45 year anniversary .

It has pieces of interviews by 12 veterans of the battle:

LT. Roy Thaxton M/3/2
Plt Sgt Murl Bright A/1/18
Cpl Bill Crumpacker B/1/8
Pfc Carroll Strider A/1/8 attached to 2/8
Cpl William Perry 2nd Amphib Bat C Co
Eugene Erikson HQ 2/2
Cpl Eddie Owens HQ 2/18
SSgt Jack Lent 2/2
Pvt Robert Lewis A/1/18
Pfc Orville Cample B/1/10
Sgt John O'Conner D/1/2
2nd LT Al Tidwell

I believe these are their ranks at the time of the battle.
This is a great piece of history, I am going to get it transfered to DVD, anyone interested (what a stupid question but I have to ask) There is also a second topic on this VHS interviewing Norman Hatch.

I was very excited when I found this in a swapmeet bin, God Bless and Happy 2012!!

By the way, my email has changed to aaguerrero2@gmail.com


Al

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    • DVDAl, Tue Jan 3 19:48
      If you would like a copy email me your address at the email shown above. I will start coping the DVD this weekend. Al
    • Cpl.Thomas F. Platt, KIAAl Platt, Tue Jan 3 10:47
      Please include me for a DVD of Return to Tarawa when available. My brother Cpl Thomas F. Platt, 2nd Amtrac Bn. KIA. I'll gladly pay for a copy. Thanks. Al Platt
      • DVDAl Guerrero, Sun Jan 8 22:24
        Hi Al , I have made copies, please email me with your address so I can send you one. Al
        • Re: DVDAl Platt, Tue Jan 10 10:20
          Al Guerrero, Thanks for the offer! Mailing address is: Al Platt 212 Willowick Ave. Temple Terrafe, FL 33617 Thanks again, Al Platt
        • DVDDENP ZAZZETTI, Tue Jan 10 10:04
          Al , send me one, I sent and recived DEATH TIDE AT TARAWA, VERY INFOMITIVE, NEVER HAD SEEN THAT BEFORE tHANKS DENO
        • Tarawa DVDnoel garland, Mon Jan 9 08:46
          How does one get on the list to get one of these DVDs, please send the details, costs, etc? My address is email . Have been seeing a couple of programs telling about the battle for Tarawa on the... more
          • DVDsKim Righetti, Tue Jan 10 08:59
            This info would be very helpful for all.
    • Re: Discovery Channel Videogreg10, Mon Jan 2 13:34
      Al, I would like a copy .I will send you an email. Semper Fi
    • Discovery channel videoKim Righetti, Mon Jan 2 10:16
      Is it available for purchase?
    • RETURN TO TARAWAs George, Sun Jan 1 23:32
      BIB ABD I HAVE THAT VIDEO, I OBTAINED BILL BURROD'S TELEPHONE NUMBER AND BOUGHT SEVERAK COPIES FOR FRIENDS. I HAD TO SIGN A WAIVER STATING I WOULD NOT COPY IT. AT THE TARAWA MEMORIAL CEREMONY HELD... more
      • Re: RETURN TO TARAWAAl, Mon Jan 2 00:33
        Hi Shirley, That's Great, I was very surprised to even find this VHS, I am not looking for any $$, its just a great piece of history I wanted to share to others if they have not seen it. Al
        • RETURN TO TARAWAs George, Mon Jan 2 13:45
          AFTER READING MY LAST POST, I REALIZED JUST HOW BAD MY EYESIGHT WAS GETTING. PLEASE EXCUSE ALL THE TYPOS. SHIRLEY
        • RETURN TO TARAWAS George, Mon Jan 2 01:41
          HI AL; I WAS SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAD FOUND THIS VHS. THE PHONE NUMBER I HAVE FOR THE BURROD PRODUCTIONS SIS NO LONGER IN SERVICE. THERE IS ANOTHER VHS CALLED ''DEATH TIDE AT TARAWA''. I CAN'T FIND IT ... more
          • ''DEATH TIDE AT TARAWA''K T Harrison, Mon Jan 2 16:42
            Kiaora Shirley I found this if its helpful http://www.amazon.com/Our-Century-Death-Tide-Tarawa/dp/B000E37286 OR http://shop.history.com/death-tide-at-tarawa-dvd/detail.php?p=68869
            • DEATH TIDE AT TRRAWAs George, Mon Jan 2 23:50
              THANKS, K.T. I CERTAINLY WILL LOOK INTO IT.' BEEN SEARCHING FOR A LONG TIME. SEMPER FI, SHIRLEY
          • Re: RETURN TO TARAWAAl, Mon Jan 2 14:23
            Hi Shirley, AMAZON.com does have it on DVD for around $25.00+ shipping. You might also want to get "D-DAY in the Pacific" on DVD. Al
            • RETURN TO TARAWAS George, Mon Jan 2 14:35
              THANS, AL. WILL DO. SHRLEY
              • RETURN TO TARAWAWilliam L. Jefferies, Mon Jan 2 17:57
                I have the tape about the return to Tarawa some where around here. Would like to have went with them but my work and family made it difficult to make the trip. One thing that always stayed with me... more
                • RETURN TO TARAWAs, Mon Jan 2 23:45
                  JEFF; BOB SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT ROY THAXTON'S STATEMENT. I AGREE. SEMPER FI, SHIRLEY GEORGE
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