Thu Apr 18, 2019 09:44

Thanks for the kind words. My next project is to get all of TT in an archive on the website. I started all this for fun to organize research and to find members of my dad's outfit. I found Bill Haddad and Frank Johnston. I learned alot and it was hard when these men were gone. In any case these two had not seen each other for 60 years and sent alot of email and had many phone calls. It really made my time spent on this project worth it. There are so many other Marines especially Bob George, Les Groshong, Elwin Hart, Dean Ladd and many more that shared their thoughts and memories here. Bob George even set me up with webspace on his dime to continue after I outgrew the old Geociites webspace. I still have much more material all the time and will keep adding as I have time. If any here have articles to add I would be glad to include them. John Oberg was another giant in finding Tarawa Marines. Thanks John, I get emails all the time about your efforts on the Living Tarawa Vets. Thanks again to the subscribers. FoOr interest there are 88 subscribers and around 120 views per day on TT.


  • WWII Veterans Joseph S. Meloro, Wed Apr 17 20:59
    Well said Tom. I hope the best for the future generations because history and appreciation of sacrifice are not their strong points. We would not be here but for those brave men 75 years ago. I have... more
    • Thanks! — Jon Stevens, Thu Apr 18 09:44
      • Bob GeorgeJoseph S. Meloro, Sat Apr 20 17:08
        I had the pleasure of spending a weekend with Bob and his lovely wife Shirley in Reno, Nevada back in 2002. We met here on Tarawa Talk and spent years talking. He was a tough little Marine whose... more
        • Re: Bob Georgehockstedler, Sat Apr 20 23:45
          I want to also thank all those WWII Veterans who have and if any still are around continuing to contribute if not directly or though others as they tell the story. I was very happy a couple of years... more
          • Bill HockstedlerJoseph S. Meloro, Sun Apr 21 17:44
            What wire section was your father in? My father was the communication chief for H&S/2/8 during the Saipan and Tinian operations. They had wire and radio sections.
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