Charles Konstantino, 2nd Medical Battalion
Part of 2nd Medical Battalion is shown here that was working in a hospital they set up on Bairiki. This group is probably B Company. Charles Konstantino is in the first standing row, fourth from the left, wearing a pith helmet with a 2nd class petty officer insignia. Some of the officers have medical thermometers in their shirt pockets.
Marines and corpsmen sitting in front of the USO tent. Charles Konstantino is sitting nearest the palm tree.
Notice the portion of the aircraft above the tent. This photo was taken on Betio.
A larger copy of the hospital unit photo is available.
If you can name a person in the picture please send an email with the information.
For more information on the 2nd Medical Battalion:
"The Medical Corps Was on the Job" By Sgt. Pete Zurlinden.
Special thanks goes to George Konstantino, Charles Konstantino's son, for contributing these photos. And also thanks to Bill Trescott for enhancing the photos and encouraging George to send them to "Tarawa on the Web."
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Created 7 February 2002