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    Makin island - a beautiful remembrance

    Makin Island A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese).



    They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.



    Years later, 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. It turns out that the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed.



    They got all 19 and their photos are at the end.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/C6f_FvZpm3g


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    I wrote this a couple of years ago when they found our brothers
    19 Brothers came home
    By Sgt Allen Brown USMC Veteran



    Today I read story about Makin Island
    I had tears in my eyes
    Not tears of sadness
    But tears of joy
    For today 19 Brothers came home



    I could not always call them Brothers
    It took me three hard months to earn that right
    I have thousands of Brothers and Sisters everywhere
    But today 19 Brothers came home



    I don't know all of their names
    Will never meet most of them
    Some are gone now
    They date back to 1775
    But today 19 Brothers came home



    So do not shed a tear because they are gone
    Sing out with joy for their return
    Let the world know that they are back
    For they have been gone along time
    But today 19 Brothers came home


    Many more Brothers and Sisters are lost
    But the Marine Corps will not rest
    Till all are found
    For we leave none behind
    But today 19 Brothers came home



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    Very good Brother, Semper Fidelis.


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