Account of Tarawa in Brume's hometown newspaper.
Battle's end, third day. I was on a Higgins boat when they pulled me out ...
Didn’t know what the hell I was doin’...what I was supposed to be doin’. During ...
Dead Marines all over the place. Bodies piled up on the beach. Floating in the ...
People kept yellin’, “We need water! We need ammunition! We need medical supplies!”
Higgins boat. We lost some guys who got squashed between the sides of the ships ...
We were supposed to hit Red Beach 2, west of the pier stretching from Betio ...
They showed us Tarawa, but they never said “Tarawa.”
I enlisted in 1942, at the Federal Building on Market and 12th Street, San Diego.
Charles Brume: "For years I wouldn’t talk about this stuff. Last few years, I’ll talk ...
"It was stinkin’ from the time we got on that damn island."
Ian Anderson 5:20 p.m., July 19
3 p.m., July 19
Scott Marks noon, July 19
Garrett Harris 11 a.m., July 19
Ian Anderson 10 a.m., July 19
Joseph O'Brien 9 a.m., July 19
Samantha St. Pierre 3 p.m., July 18
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