Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II (1939-1945).

Bloody Tarawa

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II (1939-1945).

Marines take cover behind a sea wall on Red Beach #3, Tarawa. Description from ww2today.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Marines take cover behind a sea wall on Red Beach #3, Tarawa. Description from ww2today.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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