Makin Island

Makin Island

Makin Island

Makin Island, A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese). They had to retreat, so they asked the islanders to please bury them for us. Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where they were buried. They sent a C130 and an honor guard over there and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The Islanders had really done a wonderful job. As they were loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing” The Marine Hymn” It gave everyone goosebumps. Turns out, the voice was from a  man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed. It was all very touching. They got all 19 Marines and their photos are at the end.  

 IF YOU HAVEN’T  SEEN THIS – BE SURE YOU’RE SITTING DOWN. THIS ONE OF THOSE GESTURES FOR  WHICH THERE ARE NO WORDS… 

For the whole story of  The Makin Island story click here  The Makin Raid Story

Naples Museum Of Military History

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