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godwintr
Camp Tarawa
Tue Aug 29, 2017 18:43
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Had a question on beaches on the big Island that Marines used while at Camp Tarawa for recreation. Many Marines talk of going down for a swim. The family of my father's platoon Sgt and I are looking for the beach shown in a picture posted on TOTW of my dad's company E-2-2 at a beach party while at Camp Tarawa. Speculating Hapuna, Waialea or Kauna 'oa. Any recall or recollection from anyone? Long shot but worth trying. I know Hapuna was used for training.

  • Re: Camp Tarawa, HawaiiWendell Perkins, Sun Aug 27 07:52
    Google "Camp Tarawa" for all kinds of information. You might also try contacting someone in the Marine Corps League, Waimea, HI, for any information they may have. I was there with the 2nd Marine... more
    • Camp Tarawa — godwintr, Tue Aug 29 18:43
      • Beach PicturesNicole Garcia, Tue Sep 12 14:47
        The guys I talked to (born and raised in Waimea area and lived here during the days of Camp Tarawa) said that the beach in the picture is taken at Spencer Beach, close to Kawaihae. The rock wall in... more
        • Beach Picturesgodwintr, Tue Sep 12 15:27
          Nicole, Thank you so much. I am glad I sent the other picture. We were relatively close in our guesses but it is really nice to know the exact beach. Very much appreciated!
      • Re: Camp TarawaNicole Garcia, Tue Sep 5 18:23
        I will show the picture to some of the people around here that have worked on and around the area during and after Camp Tarawa. I think someone will recognize it.
        • Re: Camp Tarawa Beachesgodwintr, Tue Sep 5 22:05
          Thank you, Nicole. Not sure if it will help more but here is another picture from the same day. A number of the officers from Easy Co. are in this picture.... more
          • Picture on Big Islandgodwintr, Thu Sep 7 09:34
            To add some history to this picture, adding the following link which has some names provided to me by PFC Henry J. Bohl in 1999. Captain Walker A. 'Tynes' took command of Easy Co after Tarawa. As... more
    • 1st Batt./6th MarinesBrent Peterson, Mon Aug 28 07:56
      Wendell Perkins, I have been researching information regarding PFC Peter Nicholas Andrews, Company A, 1/6 for a book that I am writing. Andrews was KIA, Saipan and received the Silver Star. Please... more
      • Wendell PerkinsBrent Peterson, Mon Aug 28 08:00
        Wendell Perkins, my email should have read; brentof4@yahoo.com Brent Peterson
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