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World War II Marine killed at Tarawa finally makes his way home

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PFC George Murray was just 20 years away when he was killed by a gunshot wound in the chest at Tarawa.

He was buried in one of 40 graves with 1,000 other Marines and service members who lost their lives over four days of intense battles in the Tarawa Atoll island chain.

His family gave up the hope that they’d be able to bury him on American soil.

Thanks to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, service members have been identified through DNA and finally brought home.

“It was a big surprise — I didn’t expect it,” said George Winslett, Murray’s closest living relative. “I never really expected him to come home.”

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