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...

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D-Day Pilot and Flight Nurse

The D-Day Pilot and Flight Nurse The D-Day Pilot and Flight Nurse. Stephen P. Pedone has quite a family history -a military history. We started with the story about his Grandfather Antonio Guillermo Pedone, with his colorful history in WWI. This...

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Makin Island Raid

Makin Island Raid The Makin Island Raid (occurring on 17–18 August 1942) was an attack by the United States Marine Corps Raiders on Japanese military forces on Makin Island (now known as Butaritari Island) in the Pacific Ocean. The aim was to...

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