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Offline y04185

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WW II Marines from Makin Island
« on: September 21, 2013, 05:10:51 PM »
If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye

Makin Island

A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against
the Japanese). The Marines had to retreat, so asked the islanders to
please bury their dead.
Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then
and remembered where they were buried. They sent a C130 and an honor
guard over there and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets
on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders
had really done a wonderful job. As they were loading the bodies, a
voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine
Hymn"..........gave everyone goose bumps. Turns out, the voice was
from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed. Very touching.
They got all 19 and their photos are at the end.
Fayetteville State by choice. Bronco by the Grace of GOD.

Offline CIAA-FAN

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Re: WW II Marines from Makin Island
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 06:15:28 PM »
I'm an Army Civilian and former Soldier on the Army Team. I'm dedicated to my Army, Soldiers and Civilians. I will always support the mission. I provide stability and continuity during war and peace. I'll support and defend the Constitution and consider it an honor to serve our nation and my Army.

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Re: WW II Marines from Makin Island
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 06:22:42 PM »
I saw this on TV when it initially aired.  It was a good story.   :nod:
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

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Re: WW II Marines from Makin Island
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 09:32:22 PM »
Do all the right things for the all the right reasons.Damn the consequences.


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