Thursday, 10 October 2013

Bodies of three US Marines found on Guadalcanal

The bodies of three US Marines who were killed fighting against the Japanese on Guadalcanal have been found.

DNA tests are still to be done but wartime field burial records and dog tags on the remains confirm they are Privates Bernes, Drake and Morrissey, all killed on the 9th of October 1942.

They were members of the 1st battalion, 7th Marines, the unit led by legendary US Marine commander Chesty Puller.

Historian John Innes, who runs battlefield tours in Solomon Islands, says as the Honiara urban area expands, more such discoveries are likely.

Thursday 10 October 2013


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