Return to Maikin Island

In 1999 US Marines recovered the remains of fallen comrades from August 1942. Lest We Forget

True story of the recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Maikin Island in WWII and their return home to Arlington National Cemetery 58 years later. Story: Pat Mendoza. Music arranged by Pat Mendoza Trumpet: Steve Wiest. Singers: the Islanders and Pat Mendoza For information on the one hour video contact

US armed forces still recovering the fallen decades after WWII. This clip about the recovery of 19 US Marines on Maikin Island in the Gilbert Islands is touching. To honor these heroes in this way is amazing and makes you proud just watching it.


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