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My son's scout troop always helped the VFW place flags on the graves at the local cemetery each Memorial day and the two saddest graves were ones for a Marine that was buried at sea off Tarawa and one for a B17 navigator that was missing in action on a bombing mission in the Pacific. I always wondered about the families that bought a grave marker and an empty grave to have a place to honor their sons, I always tried to point out those graves as something special to the boys.

I would guess that most of the families that knew those men buried on Tarawa have also gone on by now, it may be best to let them rest in peace.
 
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