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The eve of the battle...
Sat Nov 19, 2016 19:37

Pondering what every man was thinking on this evening back in 1943, as they awaited to go ashore. Keeping every living Tarawa veteran in my prayers. Missing my late Dad, as I am sure others are missing their relatives as well.

    • What at least a few didEd Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Tue Nov 22 12:15
      This was one of the questions we asked.Mostly they had duties to perform. The military is good at giving yiu something to occupy your mind and hands. As in most operations the Marines, too nervous to ... more
      • Nov 20Jim Crue, Wed Nov 23 07:10
        Every year during my dad long life he always said on Nov 20, " I know where I was on this day in 1943". He talked about the steak and eggs breakfast and getting his equipment ready before he got in... more
    • Corp. Joseph Mike Simonetti 339926 Michael J. Simonetti, Sun Nov 20 22:19
      F-2-2 KIA 11-20-43 Betio Tarawa Atoll Gilbert Islands Enl 6-Jan-42 Chicago, Il Original burial location: Cem.6 RA G20 Memorial Cross Location: Cem. 26 P1 G2 R1 Lone Palm Location: P2 R2 G2 (X 361)... more
      • CPL Joseph SimonettiFoundation, Mon Nov 21 09:01
        Mr. Simonetti, Just to assist you in your research, we can provide a few corrections to the information you have. Please contact us direct at our web site link at There is... more
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