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CPL John Vincent McNichol
Mon May 7, 2018 13:46

“His Lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant…” Matthew 25:21.
CPL John Vincent McNichol was reported as Killed in Action by gunshot wounds on 21 November 1943 on Tarawa. In 2011/2012, Chief Rick Stone, while a member of the Department of Defense, investigated all of the Tarawa MIA’s and determined that CPL McNichol was not a most likely match to any Tarawa “Unknowns” buried in the Punchbowl Cemetery. The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation researchers, using advanced investigative techniques and technology, continued to research CPL McNichol’s case and confirmed that CPL McNichol was not a match to any Punchbowl "Unknown". Upon request, the Foundation provided CPL McNichol’s family with comprehensive investigative reports regarding his case in 2013 and 2017 concluding that CPL McNichol remained buried on Tarawa in an undiscovered grave. In 2017, a previously unknown burial trench was discovered by a local resident on Tarawa and CPL McNichol was recovered and identified. Welcome home Marine! We share the joy of your family in your honored repose at Arlington National Cemetery! God Bless you and thanks to ALL who never forgot you and your service to our country!

    • Credit where dueClay Bonnyman Evans, Tue May 8 05:26
      Well, so long as everyone is attempting to grab credit, perhaps it’s worth pointing out that the *actual* discovery and recovery of Cpl. McNichol — from archival research to countless man-hours of... more
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