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Stories about the DOD's POW/MIA agency, formerly known as JPAC

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 4, 2013


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Marines render military honors for 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 2015. He was killed during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there.
SARA GRAHAM/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Marines render military honors for 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 2015. He was killed during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there.
SARA GRAHAM/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Man behind the medal: Grandson’s book offers warts-and-all view of WWII hero

Marine 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Betio Island in the Tarawa atoll on Nov. 22, 1943. Inspired by his grandfather's story, Bonnyman’s grandson, Clay Bonnyman Evans, wrote “Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II,” published in July.


NC students helped an American pilot killed in WWII return home

Time marched on unapologetically in 1944 after an American pilot crashed during a dogfight over Germany and was killed in World War II. U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Stanley Stegnerski was declared missing and deceased, but never found or fully accounted for. Stegnerski's story attained some comforting closure. His remains were finally recovered and returned home.

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