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Looking for Tarawa vet
Fri Dec 1, 2017 08:30

I read with great interest this Tarawa discussion site and would like to contact any surving veteran to ask about their knowledge of that battle, and any memories of Pfc.Arnold Harrison USMC if they knew him. He died from a bullet wound to the head almost immediately after the landing. I would I would be interested to know of those who made that landing on Nov. 20, 1942. His remains were never recovered and were reported “missing” and remained in an unmarked grave where they lay for 70 years. His parents never knew of that fate of his remains, and had passed on before the advent of DNA rechnology made identification possible. We will be receiving those remains for burial at the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Tx. For a variable with full military honors.

William R. Boone, M.D.

Dr. William R. Boone
Board Certified Family Medicine
Diplomat American Board of FamilyPhysicians

    • Routes to finding veteransEd Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Sun Dec 10 16:38
      You are fighting an uphill battle, but I'm sure you've already figured that out. Based on interviews we've done over the course of three decades, most men in combat are pretty much unaware of what... more
      • Tarawa studyBrent Peterson, Sat Dec 9 19:23
        Dr. Boone, If you would like to make a short, comprehensive study of the battle of Tarawa, there are three books that I would recommend: 1."Tarawa, The Story of a Battle", Robert Sherrod 2."Bloody... more
    • PFC Arnold Junior HarrisonFoundation, Fri Dec 1 09:52
      Good morning Dr. Boone, For comprehensive information on PFC Harrison, you may contact us direct at the email link above or on any of the contact links on our web site at Best... more
      • Re: PFC Arnold Junior HarrisonWilliam R Boone MD, Fri Feb 23 23:20
        I am pleased to announce that my cousin’s body has been recovered, and will finally be laid to rest at the VA cemetery in Grand Prairie Texas on March 2. My family and I will be present at DFW... more
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