Skip to comments.American War Heroes Return Home 7 Decades Later
Posted on 09/27/2015 2:37:06 PM PDT by PROCON
Clay Bonnyman Evans knew all there was to know about his grandfather though the two had never met until that moment under several feet of crushed coral rock on a remote island in the Pacific.
Evans was polite when requesting the anthropology brush he would use to sweep some of the dust from his grandfathers remains when they were found in May on the Tawara Atoll.
My whole life I grew up with that medal on the wall and the citation, Evans said, holding back tears. Hes always been my hero.
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Active Duty ping.
One of my neighbors buried her brother 6 years ago
He had been MIA in Europe since 1944.
Outstanding. I am so glad they have been found and returned.
I recall a German lady talking about her husband who had been killed in 1945 -- she said when she thought about how much different life is now than it was 70 years ago, the new technology and all the changes and everything that has happened since WW2, and how strange it is to always think about her deceased husband in the context of distant past, to never hear his thoughts on the changing world and so forth, to think of him forever trapped in 1945.
I can only imagine how much more difficult it would be to cope and find closure when your loved one has been MIA.
Many times MIA was used when nothing of the body could be found, such as after artillery or bomb strikes.
One of my Dad’s friends was MIA on Tarawa. Later it came out that a Japanese artillery shell took out him and two other Marines.
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