Skip to comments.Missing Remains Of WWII Marine Finally Returned To Texas
Posted on 05/29/2016 10:06:51 AM PDT by Biggirl
The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed in action during World War II finally completed the 70-year journey from a South Pacific atoll to his home in Texas. His body has been missing since 1943. n November 1943, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Elmer Rabbit Mathies, Jr. was killed during the Battle of Tarawa. Private Mathies was one of 1,200 Marines killed during the 3-day battle battle. His remains were finally identified and have been returned to Hereford, Texas in time for Memorial Day, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
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US Marine PFC Elmer Mathies Jr
Hey 0bozo, will you remember him on Memorial Day? I doubt it since you’re over there in Japan apologizing for the way we conducted the war against Japan. Stay There!
Isn’t this the second from Tarawa posted in the last 1-2 days? Wow.
Even so, it is those who gave their all during WW II who must now be break dancing in their graves after what Mr. Obama did in Japan.
He did what was SHAMEFUL.
IIRC, 34 sets of remains were recently discovered in a mass grave from this battle. All were Marines and all were eventually identified.
About a year ago there were 36 bodies found.
During the Gathering of Eagles I meet a bosun’s mate that piloted one of the landing craft at Tarawa.
/Isnt this the second from Tarawa posted in the last 1-2 days? Wow./
From the article, apparently they found a unknown /graveyard/
on Beto Island with 35 sets of remains...
Dad said the Heroes were the ones that didn’t get to come
My word! He’s just a boy.
My uncle was in graves registration in the Pacific because he only had one eye, so he wasn’t eligible for combat. That was a joke because he saw more combat than his brother in North Africa and Italy.
The average person doesn’t want to think about, or hear the stories from the graves registration guys. He was so proud of the job he did, climbing up mountains to get to crashed planes, going into the jungle, and trying to keep up with the makeshift cemeteries.
I learned that men were moved and reburied a few times before their final resting place. Imagine what the combination of heat, jungle rain, and war would do a body. But these guys were respectful because they all knew one day they would come across a friend or brother. So they treated them all like brothers.
We all see the cemeteries and honor the dead this weekend. Stop for a moment and ask yourself how these honored dead made it from a jungle or craphole somewhere, back to a grieving family.
Semper Fi PFC Mathies
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