Recovering Soldiers' Remains on Tarawa

On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After three days of combat, more than 1,000… read more

On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After three days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded. Clay Bonnyman Evans, author of Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII, detailed his grandfather’s experience as a soldier in the Battle of Tarawa, and his journey to recover his remains. Rebecca Taylor, a forensic anthropologist for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, explained the current efforts to excavate the remains of unidentified soldiers there. This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. close

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  • Keith Huxen Senior Director National World War II Museum->Research and History
  • Rebecca Taylor Forensic Anthropologist Department of Defense->POW/MIA Accounting Agency
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Recovering Soldiers' Remains on Tarawa

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Program ID:
455202-4
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Feb 16, 2019 | 10:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2019 | 8:35am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 16, 2019 | 10:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2019 | 4:35pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2019 | 2:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2019 | 8:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
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