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'Man Behind the Medal,' Stars and Stripes, Nov. 2, 2018

Thanks to Matt Burke for a great story in Stars and Stripes. ~~ Captivated by search efforts for remains missing on the island by the History Flight nonprofit, Bonnyman’s grandson, journalist and author Clay Bonnyman Evans, first visited Betio in 2010. It was the start of a long journey to find his grandfather’s remains and uncover the man behind the medal. The quest spurred Evans to write “Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II,” published in July. Read the whole story  ...

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December book event at National Museum of the Marine Corps

I’m pleased to announce—and greatly indebted to Mr. Patrick Mooney for his assistance—that I will be doing a book signing, slide show and talk about Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Dec. 8. The event will take place at the museum auditorium in Triangle, Virginia from noon to 2 p.m. If you are in the Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Maryland or Delaware area, I’d love to see you at the event.  If you go What: Book......

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Tarawa veterans give thumbs-up to 'Bones of My Grandfather'

Two living veterans of the battle of Tarawa have offered words of praise for Clay Bonnyman Evans’ new book, Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II. “Finished reading your excellent treatise on your remarkable finally successful effort to locate your grandfather. I learned a lot from your book. I had no idea how difficult it had been for Mark Noah and his wonderful group of volunteers in History Flight to finally wade through the DOD/POW bureaucracy. As you know I (a buck Sgt. at the time) landed......

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Radio interview: Americhicks World War II Project, Aug. 19, 2018

Radio Interview Here’s a very in-depth interview by Kim Monson and Molly Vogt, the “Americhicks,” with me about Bones of My Grandfather, and Mark Noah, founder and president of History Flight, Inc., which continues to do incredible work recovering the long-lost MIAs of Tarawa. Thanks to the Americhicks for a great interview! Listen now  ...

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