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Ruth Susmarski
Camp Tarawa, Hawaii
Mon Aug 28, 2017 13:35
50.205.145.10

My Dad was at Tarawa with the 2nd MarDiv (2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, Battery "E"), and went to New Zealand afterwards and then on to Hawaii where he spent the duration of the war due to severe malaria. He returned stateside in May 1945 and was discharged in September of that year. I, too, would be extremely interested in any records and/or accountings of experiences for his time in Hawaii. I have one photo of him from Hawaii standing with an unknown sailor.

  • Camp Tarawa, Hawaiihockstedler, Sun Aug 27 01:52
    I post may only help by process of elimination. My father E.O. (Bill) Hockstedler, served in the 2nd Division and was at Tarawa as well as Sipan, Tinian, and others. The only R&A he ever spoke of was ... more
    • Re: Camp Tarawa, HawaiiAnonymous, Mon Aug 28 14:35
      My Father "Paul T. Koenig also served in 2nd Marine Div on Tarawa. He never mentioned Hawaii except starting from there. He also mentioned New Zealand for R&R
      • Camp Tarawa, Hawaiihockstedler, Mon Aug 28 14:51
        If someone can tell me how to post an attachment or photo I have something I want to share regarding Tarawa.
        • Attachmentgodwintr, Tue Aug 29 18:28
          I could never get anything to paste here. Probably size limit. I think most posts with attachments are probably through services and links. I used Google Drive and pasted the link with shareable read ... more
    • Camp Tarawa, Hawaii — Ruth Susmarski, Mon Aug 28 13:35
      • Hawaii PhotosRuth Susmarski, Fri Sep 8 14:47
        Nicole, I checked and actually found three photos of my Dad taken while he was in Hawaii; two were are with an unknown sailor and one with an unknown civilian. The photos are dated September 15, 1944 ... more
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