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Makin Island

A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the
Japanese). They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them
for us. 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. This of course was WW2!

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Wonderful story. We watched that some time ago. Every time I see or think of these stories I am more sick about the ungrateful, disrespectful, irresponsible scum in office now and the way they treat veterans.
 

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Wonderful story. We watched that some time ago. Every time I see or think of these stories I am more sick about the ungrateful, disrespectful, irresponsible scum in office now and the way they treat veterans.​
And I'll give you an Amen! on that Grunt69
 
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