CASUALTIES: Last Landing

The saddest work in the Pacific was under way. Thousands of U.S. war dead were being moved from the islands where they died to the islands which the U.S. expects to hold. There they would be reinterred in national cemeteries.

To the quiet, palm-edged cemetery at Guadalcanal went the bodies of soldiers, sailors and marines once buried in the Russells, Espiritu Santo and Tulagi. Men who died as prisoners in scattered, Jap-held islets of the Marshalls, soldiers who fell at Makin, marines who died to take Roi and Namur will be moved to...

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