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!!
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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
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
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
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