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    A Marine, Gone But Not Forgotten, Laid To Rest After 74 Years

    " Harry Tye was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony that symbolized this country’s commitment to those who fight and die in wars declared by Congress and fought by the young, too often forgotten. His journey from the field where he fell to a ritual that summoned a few surviving members of his family to a grave on a misty morning was captured beautifully by Mandy McLaren of the Washington Post.

    Tye was a 21-year-old rifleman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division when he was killed in action. He grew up in Gallagher, West Virginia, an unincorporated village with a listed population of 752 in the 2016 census.

    He died on the first day of battle. On November 20. In 1943. On Tarawa, an island in the South Pacific held by the Japanese. His remains went undiscovered until they were found and identified after nearly 74 years had passed between when a bullet ended his life and when his flag-draped casket was carried by a horse-drawn caisson to the cloture and comfort of our country’s most revered final resting place.

    Tarawa was one of history’s bloodiest chapters. It was the successful start of America’s island-hopping battle campaign that lasted another two years and concluded on Iwo Jima and Okinawa before Japan finally surrendered after an atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhboy View Post
    " Harry Tye was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony that symbolized this country’s commitment to those who fight and die in wars declared by Congress and fought by the young, too often forgotten. His journey from the field where he fell to a ritual that summoned a few surviving members of his family to a grave on a misty morning was captured beautifully by Mandy McLaren of the Washington Post.

    Tye was a 21-year-old rifleman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division when he was killed in action. He grew up in Gallagher, West Virginia, an unincorporated village with a listed population of 752 in the 2016 census.

    He died on the first day of battle. On November 20. In 1943. On Tarawa, an island in the South Pacific held by the Japanese. His remains went undiscovered until they were found and identified after nearly 74 years had passed between when a bullet ended his life and when his flag-draped casket was carried by a horse-drawn caisson to the cloture and comfort of our country’s most revered final resting place.

    Tarawa was one of history’s bloodiest chapters. It was the successful start of America’s island-hopping battle campaign that lasted another two years and concluded on Iwo Jima and Okinawa before Japan finally surrendered after an atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki. "

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/30/a-marine-gone-but-not-forgotten-laid-to-rest-after-74-years.html?via=ios
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    Thanks for posting this, nh.
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