Tarawa MIAs

'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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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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history flight archaeologist recovers bonnyman from Tarawa

I was distressed recently to be sent a link to a story broadcast on “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Network that grossly misrepresented the history of the remarkable recoveries of MIAs from the Tarawa battlefield in recent years. I’m not going to link to the story, but the headline alone—Documentary chronicles ‘JPAC’ recovery effort—demonstrated that the show couldn’t be bothered to do any actual reporting , and instead allowed someone who had virtually nothing to do with this remarkable story to brazenly take credit for work he did not participate......

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