Published on Feb 11, 2017​​
Credit: Cpl. Julian Temblador | Date Taken: 02/10/2017

U.S. service members assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) travel to Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati to repatriate U.S. Marines lost during the battle of Tarawa, Feb. 10, 2017. History Flight, a non profit organization dedicated to finding and recovering Americas missing, recovered remains associated with the battle of Tarawa and were unilaterally transferred to DPAA for further analysis. The mission of DPAA is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.

(Video by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Julian Temblador)

"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
"Fair Winds" - safe journey; good fortune
"Following Seas" - A sea in which the waves move in direction of the heading to aid you on your journey

North of the River

VFW Post 10859​​

Internment of PFC George Murray

— at Arroyo Grande Cemetery District.

18 August 2017.
PFC Murray, USMC, was Killed in Action on the first day of Tarawa on 20 November 1943.

All photos by Gunner Bill                            

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