Fallen Medal of Honor recipient may finally come home from World War II

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  1. syscom3

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    I saw this today in the LA Times.

    Fallen Medal of Honor recipient may finally come home from World War II - LA Times


    "Seven decades after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the remains of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. may soon be home.

    The remains of at least three dozen Marines killed in the battle for Tarawa Atoll were discovered recently by a Florida-based nonprofit group, History Flight Inc., working with the Department of Defense agency charged with accounting for the dead and missing from American wars.
    Alexander Bonnyman Jr.

    The likely remains of Marine Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. were discovered on Tarawa Atoll recently by a team including his grandson.

    Among the remains, only Bonnyman's have been publicly identified. More DNA tests are underway, but Bonnyman's grandson, who participated in the dig, is convinced of his identity based on a distinctive dental pattern that includes the use of gold."
     
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