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    Remains of WWII Marine from upstate New York identified

    In the category of "no Marine left behind":

    Associated Press | Saturday, August 13, 2016
    CHATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Marine killed in a World War II Pacific battle nearly 73 years ago have been identified and will be returned to upstate New York for burial.
    The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/2bnzdM2 ) military officials identified Pfc. George Traver using dental records and his Boy Scout pocket knife, found with his buried remains on the island of Tarawa. The 25-year-old from Chatham in Columbia County was killed when Marines landed on the heavily defended Japanese-held atoll in November 1943.


    His remains were among those of 35 fallen Marines discovered in May 2015 by the Florida-based group History Flight.
    A flight carrying Traver's remains is scheduled to arrive in Albany Aug. 26. He'll be buried two days later next to his mother's grave in Chatham.



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    Welcome Home Marine - RIP - Semper Fi....


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    All Gave Some Some Gave All~Rest In Peace,Marine Aye Aye Semper Fi


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    Rest in peace warrior, sad how things like this arent bigger in the news. Semper Fi


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    When I was five my father would tell me and my other brother stories of the invasions !

    Very proud to be a vetran.
    As my uncle's were.
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    Rest In peace all you guys and gals of that theater
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