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Target: Makin Island
On Aug. 17, 1942, daring Marine Raiders stormed Makin Island. But far worse fighting faced soldiers, sailors and Coast Guardsmen when American forces returned in late 1943.
Remains of WWII Marine from NYC being returned for burial
Nancy Lewis never knew the uncle everyone called Joey, but the stories her grandmother would tell of the son, Marine Corps Pvt. Joseph Carbone, who didn’t return from World War II made it seem like he was still around. “She made him so real for us,” Lewis said.
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