30 Jun '15, 5pm

Long lost remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient found:

Long lost remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient found:

Among the World War II Marines whose remains have not been located on Tarawa is Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. Related Hundreds on hand to honor veterans The first time they came home, they were lucky to get any welcome at all. Search for WWII heroes' remains hinges on history buff's research One man's obsession has persuaded the U.S. military to send a search team to a remote, tiny island where previous excavation missions for the remains of lost servicemen have proved frustrating and fruitless. A white marker at the Santa Fe National Cemetery is inscribed with the name of Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. But the plot beneath it is empty, mirroring the void Bonnyman’s family has lived with since his death more than 70 years ago in World War II. Bonnyman, a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor, America’s highest award for valor i...

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