Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wake Island - 1953




Hours after Pearl Harbor was attacked, Wake Island was also assaulted.  In 1953 the bodies were re-interred in Hawaii at the National Cemetery at Punchbowl.  Lt Edward Fernandez explains. 



The families were sent a recording of the ceremony.  This is from one of those sets.

Wake Island ceremony - 1953

Bonnie Gilbert has been researching Wake Island civilian contractors and Marines Click Here