The Resource Bones of my grandfather : reclaiming a lost hero of World War II, Clay Bonnyman Evans., (ebook)

Bones of my grandfather : reclaiming a lost hero of World War II, Clay Bonnyman Evans., (ebook)

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Bones of my grandfather : reclaiming a lost hero of World War II
Title
Bones of my grandfather
Title remainder
reclaiming a lost hero of World War II
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Clay Bonnyman Evans.
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eng
Summary
In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal, bloody 76-hour battle would ultimately claim the lives of more than 1,100 Marines and 5,000 Japanese forces. But Bonnyman's remains, along with those of hundreds of other Marines, were hastily buried and lost to history following the battle, and it would take an extraordinary effort by a determined group of dedicated civilians to find him. In 2010, having become disillusioned with the U.S. government's half-hearted efforts to recover the "lost Marines of Tarawa," Bonnyman's grandson, Clay Bonnyman Evans, was privileged to join the efforts of History Flight, Inc., a non-governmental organization dedicated to finding and repatriating the remains of lost U.S. service personnel. In Bones of My Grandfather, Evans tells the remarkable story of History Flight's mission to recover hundreds of Marines long lost to history in the sands of Tarawa. Even as the organization begins to unearth the physical past on a remote Pacific island, Evans begins his own quest to unearth the reclaim the true history of his grandfather, a charismatic, complicated hero whose life had been whitewashed, sanitized and diminished over the decades. On May 29, 2015, Evans knelt beside a History Flight archaeologist as she uncovered the long-lost, well-preserved remains of his grandfather. And more than seventy years after giving his life for his country, a World War II hero finally came home
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Midwest
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Evans, Clay Bonnyman
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940.5426585092
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
  • Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati)
  • Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943
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adult
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Bones of my grandfather : reclaiming a lost hero of World War II, Clay Bonnyman Evans., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781510730625
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12355170
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MWT12355170
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Bones of my grandfather : reclaiming a lost hero of World War II, Clay Bonnyman Evans., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510730625
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355170
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12355170
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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