Monday, June 24, 2013

Marines Left on Island Finally Come home

Marines Left on Makin Island.

A true story about 19 marines killed on an island, defending it against the Japanese. The Marines had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury their dead. Years later, the Marines checked and found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where they were buried.

They sent a C-130 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"..........gave everyone goose bumps. Turns out, the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed. Very touching. They got all 19 and their photos are at the end. This of course was WWII!

If you haven't seen this before, then you should be sitting down. This is pretty powerful to the emotions.

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