"What I saw ... was, I am certain, one of the greatest works of devastation wrought by man. Words are not adequate to describe what I saw on this island of less than a square ...
We were supposed to hit Red Beach 2, west of the pier stretching from Betio to the edge of the reef.
Posted November 18, 1993
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