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Officers and personnel of the 2nd U.S. Marine Division who fell in the battle for Tarawa atoll, Gilbert Islands, in November 1943, are buried in this cemetery, shown here on March 20, 1944.

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Officers and personnel of the 2nd U.S. Marine Division who fell in the battle for Tarawa atoll, Gilbert Islands, in November 1943, are buried in this cemetery, shown here on March 20, 1944.