MAKIN ISLAND – REMEMBERED

19 MARINES COME HOME

A true story about 19 marines killed defending an island against the Japanese. The marines  had to retreat, so the islanders were asked to please bury those killed in action & left behind

Years later, U.S. officials checked and found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where the marines were buried. A C130 a/c was sent with an honor guard and found all 19 marines had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders had really done a wonderful job burying the fallen marines.

As they were loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing…”The Marine hymn”…giving everyone the 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, when he was just a boy.

Please go to:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6f_FvZpm3g

and appreciate

LET US NOT FORGET THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US

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