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Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Marine Band Photo Gallery
On April 9, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral and repatriation ceremony for World War II casualty Pvt. Edwin Jordan, USMC. Pvt. Jordan was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa in the central Pacific Ocean. In July 2017, History Flight, a private organization, excavated what was believed to be a wartime fighting position on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools to identify Pvt. Jordan. His remains were returned to the United States and buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
180409-M-KN144-070.JPG Photo By: MSgt Kristin duBois

Apr 9, 2018
ARLINGTON, Va. - On April 9, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral and repatriation ceremony for World War II casualty Pvt. Edwin Jordan, USMC. Pvt. Jordan was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa in the central Pacific Ocean. In July 2017, History Flight, a private organization, excavated what was believed to be a wartime fighting position on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools to identify Pvt. Jordan. His remains were returned to the United States and buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)


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