Browsing: Arlington National Cemetery

The remains of two Marines missing since World War II will be laid to rest Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, according to this Defense Department news release. Capt. Henry White and Staff Sgt. Thomas Meek were in a SBD-4 Dauntless dive-bomber that crashed July 21, 1943, on Mavea Island. (The Americans stationed there during the war referred to it as Mafia Island, according to report on the crash compiled in 2012.) If you’ve never of heard of the place, join the club. Mavea Island is a lonely sliver of earth in the South Pacific, not terribly far from Australia —…

Marine Corps Times is scrambling to put together next week’s print edition today, but we wanted to take a minute to send a Battle Rattle thank you to our veterans on Veterans Day. A somber reminder: Staff photographer Chris Maddaloni captured this image today at Arlington National Cemtery, where Sgt. Jay An, of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., visited the grave of Lance Cpl. Kielin Dunn. Dunn died Feb. 18 during the assault on Marjah, Afghanistan, but those closest to him will no doubt remember memories like those shared in this story.