Remains of WWII Veteran from New Hampshire, Found in Pacific, Coming Home

Apr 30, 2018

Remains of 1st Sgt. David Quinn, a Marine from New Hampshire who was killed in the Pacific during World War II, are coming back to the Granite State.
Credit Pentagon

The remains of a Marine Corps sergeant who was killed in a bloody World War II battle on a Pacific island have been identified and will be returned to his hometown in New Hampshire.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held for 24-year-old David Quinn on May 5 at the Congregational Church of Temple.

Quinn died on Nov. 20, 1943, the first day of the three-day Battle of Tarawa, as Marines landed against strong Japanese resistance on the tiny, coral reef-ringed island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. Approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded.

The Pentagon's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Quinn's remains will be transferred at Logan Airport in Boston on May 4.

 

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