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Marine Private Edwin Francis Benson’s Repatriation from Tarawa

By Kevin M. Hymel on 11/29/2019

Whenever Edgar and Mary Argensinger asked their grandmother what happened to their Uncle John in World War II, she always told them the same thing: Her son was “blown to bits” on a Pacific Atoll called Tarawa. That’s why his body was never returned to her.

Kevin M. Hymel
Marine Corps
Section 60