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World War II / Battle of Tarawa / History Flight #1130828

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Tarawa, Kiribati: Chip Reid) The return of 6 Marine veterans to Tarawa in Kiribati to bring home the remains of their fallen comrades featured; historical footage shown; photo shown of Dean Ladd, who died there; scenes shown of the welcome from the people they liberated from the Japanese; details given about the role of History Flight, which recovers the remains of Americans who died in World War II. [Veterans Jim MORROW††, A.J. BOWDEN††- recall the battle.] [History Flight’s Mark NOAH††- comments on recovering remains from yards, trash pits and pigsties.] [Veteran Wendell PERKINS††- says you don’t leave a Marine behind.]

Pelley, Scott;
Reid, Chip

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