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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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I am deeply honored to have the several outstanding writers provide “cover blurbs” for the first edition of Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II, available now for pre-order and due in bookstores July 10. It is the author’s responsibility to approach prospective blurbers, and it’s always a little awkward making such a large request of someone’s time. And then there’s always the possibility that someone won’t like the book, and will simply decline to provide a blurb. I am happy to report that every one of......

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