September 20, 1998: Added update page
September 26, 1998: Added Tinian page
October 4, 1998: Updated casualties page, added
Japanese tank picture
February 2, 1999: Updated Arnold Gladson's diary
March 1, 1999: Added list of Navy Cross recipients
to Decorations and Awards section
March 9, 1999: Added Sgt. Edward R. Godwin page
March 9, 1999: Added chart on Japanese AA ammo expenditure.
March 9, 1999: Added Medal of Honor citations
March 9, 1999: Added Pfc John Gross section
March 9, 1999: Updated links
April 17, 1999: Added KIA list
April 20, 1999: Updated Readers Write section
May 29, 1999: Updated links, added Sea
Stories, added Funny Money.
November 30, 1999: Added Tarawa
January 11, 2000: Added Tarawa 2000, added Rozmanik
Page, added Gordon H. Stevens account, added
January 25, 2000: Added Scuttled Ship.
February 13, 2000: Updated the following sections: Links,
Saipan, Tinian, and Mystery
March 10, 2000: Updated Stevens page.
May 5, 2000: Added Caudle page, Kern
page,and Jackubowski page.
June 18, 2000: Added Browner account and updated
August 15, 2000: Added Rusting Relics page.
August 20, 2000: Added Joe Jansen information
and updated Links.
September 14, 2000: Added Donald Nichols diary,
updated Japanese Armor, and updated Readers
September 24, 2000: Added Higgins Boat and Marines
October 7, 2000: Added British Valor Awards,
updated Medal of Honor pages, and updated Silver
October 8, 2000: Added Bookstore, updated all
the Map sections, and added 4 aerial
October 22, 2000: Added What Happened to the 2nd
Tank Battalion?, Les Groshong account and
Marine Communication Equipment.
November 5, 2000: Added Green Beach Tank.
November 12, 2000: Added USMC Armor on Tinian
and Japanese Armor on Saipan.
November 17, 2000: Added Japanese Diary and Jack
January 8, 2001: Added Arthur Waldenville
page, added Alton Harwood page, updated KIA
section and updated Silver Star list.
February 2, 2001: Opened TOTW Bookstore, updated
What Happened to the 2nd Tank Battalion?
February 10, 2001: Added Francis Healy account
and WWII USMC Reenactor page.
February 17, 2001: Added Joseph Miles Griggs, Jr.
February 26, 2001: Added Glen Boren account.
March 13, 2001: Added First U.S. Aircraft on Betio
March 20, 2001: Added After Action Report by
March 22, 2001: Added "Scot" Kinsman account.
April 6, 2001: Added Lee Miller account.
April 13, 2001: Added Clarence R. Petrie and Raymond
April 17, 2001: Added William H. Sanders and
Jim Evans accounts.
April 29, 2001: Finished Silver Star section
and added 2nd Division Order of Battle.
May 3, 2001: Added article "The Medical Corps was
on the Job"
May 9, 2001: Added Joe Jordan account.
May 22, 2001: Added William T. Bray account.
May 28, 2001: Added LVT page, updated Gordon
H. Stevens (My Dad!), and Edward Caudle.
June 3, 2001: Added John K. Mohrlang account,
Frank T. Morrow information, and added Tarawa
June 14, 2001: Added Divsional Manpower Chart
June 17, 2001: Added MIA list
June 22, 2001: Added Thomas Balducci account.
June 26, 2001: Added Henry C. Verhaalen story.
June 28, 2001: Added Maj. H. P. Crowe and Sgt.
Robert L. (Bob) George account.
June 30, 2001: Added Pvt. John A. Bolthouse Jr.,
Cpl. Orville E. W. Broeker, Major
William C. Chamberlin, and Col. Merrit R. Edson
July 1, 2001: Added Lt. Wayne A. Parker Navy Cross
citation and added Beach Obstacles.
July 2, 2001: Added Cpl. Robert Voorhees account.
July 21, 2001: Added Dex Greer information, started
new Unit section, added Weapons
Company 2/2, D/1/6 mortar platoon, and F/2/6.
July 22, 2001: Added Pvt. Milford Roe information
and D.O.W. list.
July 29, 2001: Added Plt. Sgt. Murl Bright account.
August 4, 2001: Added U.S. Navy Medical Corps Casualties
August 5, 2001: Added 2nd Lt William C. Culp account.
August 12, 2001: Added "E" Company 2/2.
August 13, 2001: Added Staff Sgt. Norm Hatch section.
August 18, 2001: Added Radioman 2nd Class William
L. McDonald account and Capt. Lyle Specht account.
September 1, 2001: Added Going Home: One Flag's
September 6, 2001: Added 58th Tarawa Reunion
and HA1C Lester B King.
September 16, 2001: Added U.S.S. Colorado at
Tarawa and updated the WIA list.
September 24, 2001: Added Sgt. Roy W. Johnson.
September 30, 2001: Added PFC Clyde Lord, added
Japanese Anti-Aircraft and Coastal Defense Weapons
Table, and updated the WIA list.
October 14, 2001: Added 2nd Amphibious Tractor
Battalion section, and updated Japanese Anti-Aircraft
and Coastal Defense Weapons Table.
October 21, 2001: Added Type 88 75 mm Dual Purpose
Gun, revised Bonnyman's Hill, and updated
October 26, 2001: Added Irvin Cunningham page
and updated the Links.
October 28, 2001: Added Cpl. William F. Langford.
December 22, 2001: Added Pvt. Jack Redman, John
Garret - Coast Guard Correspondant, and updated Tarawa
January 5, 2002: Added Private James A. Whitworth.
January 8, 2002: Added P.F.C. Hartley S. LeRoy.
February 5, 2002: Added New Publications and Reviews,
Reviewed "Too Young to Vote", and updated
Glen Boren's Diary.
February 10, 2002: Added PM2C Harry P. Dewey, Charles
Konstantino, 2nd Medical Battalion, updated 1st
Lt. William H. Sanders, and 2nd Medical Battalion.
February 13, 2002: Updated Decorations and Awards
and added Distinguished Service Medal.
February 22, 2002: Added PM2C James Dudley Barker,
PM3C John Ellis Hardy, and an aerial
map "The Beak".
March 24, 2002: Added A Co.,1st Battalion, 10th Marines.
June 30, 2002: Updated 1st Lt Bonnyman and added
George M. Cothran, D/2/18.
August 31, 2002: Updated Dex Greer account and
added Frank Kern, A/1/10.
September 8, 2002: Added Cpl. "Doug" Crotts
and Cpl. Bill Eads.
September 14, 2002: Added Earl Delong, PFC
W. W. Betts, USS Schroeder - Casualties Received,
and updated Links.
October 1, 2002: Added P.F.C. Raymond P. Cywinski,
P.F.C. Bob Geil, P.F.C. Raymond
Knight, P.F.C. H. Frank Lupien, Private
Floyd R. Smith, and Sergeant Donald R. Twedell.
15 October 2002: Added aerial photos: "Pierhead",
"To the Beach", and Red
20 October 2002: Added tanks Cobra and Cuddles;
updated Cpl Bill Eads.
22 October 2002: Added Sgt. Clifton Fomby and Communications
Platoon Roster, 3/HQ/8 May 1944.
1 December 2002: Added Pvt. Robert Joseph Baribeau,
P.F.C. Gail Diffenbaugh, P.F.C
Bill Haddad, Sixth Marines, and P.F.C.
Louis J. Van Engen Jr.. Updated USMC Radios.
21 December 2002: Added Cpl. Vern M. Anderson,
P.F.C. Harry O. Grey, P.F.C.
Robert D. Jenks, Sgt. Everett N. Marsh, Sgt.
Fay V. Moore, Sgt. Donald D. Stoddard, Cpl.
18 January 2003: Added Cpl. Vincent R. Condelario,
P.F.C. James L. DeMarsche, Private
William H. Oakley. Updated Marine Archival Records.
25 February 2003: Added Tech. Sgt. Vern Carpenter,
William Jefferies, Frank
Johnston, and Pvt. Russell W. Vocila.
9 March 2003: Added 1st Lt. Alan Leslie, 1st
Lt. Paul S. Hospodar, and P.F.C. Vincent Traversie.
16 March 2003: Added P.F.C. Lawrence E.
Garrison, P.F.C. Neil H. Buckley, Sgt.
Micheal V. Greco, and Franklin Paine.
18 April 2003: Added P.F.C. Hester S. "Buck" Webb
, Co. C, 1st. Corp. Medium Tank Battalion, and
3/HQ/8 Communications Platoon.
29 April 2003: Added the following tanks: Cannonball,
Charlie, China Gal,
5 May 2003: Updated Tarawa Art, USMC
Reenactors, and added Condor.
18 May 2003: Added Chicago, Robert
McGrath, Cpl. Joseph T. Lawdon, Walter
Christenson, and "Tex" Rudloff.
15 June 2003: Updated the Introduction. Added modern
picture of Camp Elliott, Reports of the
Battalion Commanders, Major Charles W. McCoy
C.O. 2nd Tank Battalion, and the tank Clipper.
A new Email Icon will be used in an effort to
22 June 2003: Added Captain James W. Crain,
Captain Warren Morris, Lt.
James C. Reed, Major Howard J. Rice, Major
Michael P. Ryan, and Major John F. Schoettel.
29 July 2003: Added Siwash, Chaplain
Willard, and Walter Pouliot.
17 August 2003: Updated Alton L. Harwood. Added:
John E. Lane, P.F.C.
George H. Lind, and Pvt. James W. "Red" Mulligan.
31 August 2003: Added PFC Edgar Best, The
Corpsman, PFC Homer Dugas, Muster
Rolls, Pvt. Albert L. Parker, Grant
Timmerman MOH Saipan, and a new Japanese tank
12 September 2003: Added George Blakeman, Cpl.
Gerald Boeve, Sgt Herbert Cannaday, 2nd
Defense Battalion, Cpl. Roscoe Hupp, Cpl.
Robert Johnsmiller, PFC James Lawyer,
Jim Nelson, Colin Romoff,
Capt. Robert Rose, and Sgt.
28 September 2003: Added P.F.C. Donald Tyson,
1st Lt. Clinton N. Dunahoe, and Cpl.
William D. McKibben. Resumed postings in the "Looking
13 October 2003: Added P.F.C. Homer B. Browning,
P.F.C. George Chacon, P.F.C.
Frank T. Chodl, Cpl. Robert F. Clement,
P.F.C. George M. Conner, P.F.C.
William W. Erwin, P.F.C. Robert A. Higuera,
Pvt. Charles A. Hotchkiss, Pvt.
Aaron F. Jackson, Cpl. Wilson R. Lee, P.F.C.
Wilbur C. Mattern, Sgt. Ugo Mauriello,
P.F.C. James Malcom Riggin, Sgt.
William E. Veeck, Pvt. Robert L. Whately,
and Pvt. John A. Wilson.
26 October 2003: Added Cpl. Robert Ferguson,
P.F.C. John F. Foreman, P.F.C.
Michael Green, P.F.C. Kenneth W. Marcellus,
Cpl. John J. Martinez, Sgt.
Ugo Mauriello, P.F.C. Milton J. Mayer,
Cpl. Wayne G. Meadow, P.F.C.
Eugene M. McPhee, Sgt. Kenneth W. Seymour,
and P.F.C. Willaim D. Via.
5 November 2003: Added Sgt. David B. Bozarth
Jr., Cpl. Walter E. Brown, Sergeant
John W. Mahoney, and Cpl. Edward Marshall.
3 December 2003: Added Cpl. Charles Manning,
P.F.C. George Traver, and Death
of Two LVTs.
9 December 2003: Added 1st Lt. Dean Ladd, Kirchner
Collection, and Donohue Collection.
10 January 2004: Added Warrant Officer-MG Leonard
Booker, Hubert Johnson, Grant
Timmerman, H&S 2 - Tinian, and the Kruger
23 January 2004: Added Sgt. Glenn E. Anderson,
Cpl. Tom Dahl, P.F.C.
Robert Leroy Graham, and Meredith Wilford.
30 January 2004: Added Earl Steeb, HQ/2/6,
and updated 3/HQ/8.
5 February 2004: Added Don Torgerson, 2nd
Signal Company, and Medical Section HQ/1/6.
9 March 2004: Added F. Aguilia, Anthony
Azzarello, August Just, D.
E. Watts, George Jenkins, Montesuma
Reed, Pat McGrath, Pvt.
James Lawyer, Pvt. Hubert Johnson, Pvt.
John Irvine, PhM 3 J. A. Hale, and Elmer
29 April 2004: Added Field Musician First Class
Robert Franciskato, 1st Lt. Hugh Dorian Fricks,
2nd Lt. Toivo Henry Ivary, P.F.C.
Lawrence C. Kimball, and P.F.C. Eugene Ruggiero.
15 May 2004: Added Sgt. Gordon B. Rasmussen,
Herb Reagan, Cpl.
Louis V. Reagan, Tech Sgt. Samuel Shaffer,
and Two Valley Marines Fight In Heroic Unit
26 June 2004: Added Darrell B. Albers,
Pvt. John A. Bolthouse Jr., Plt.
Sgt. Murl Bright, 1st Lt. Hugh D. Fricks,
1st Lt. Edward C. Hennessey, P.F.C.
Theodore R. Herbig, Gus Hughes, K/3/2,
Cpl. Clarence Kilmek, 1st
Lt. Justin G. Mills, P.F.C. Zihlman T. Minick,
Cpl. John Eugene Phillips, 1st
Lt. Herman E. Rixstine, 1st Lt. Armstead
E. Ross, Tech Sgt. Samuel Shaffer, 1st
Lt. William I. Sheedy, Capt. Richard W.
Vincent, and P.F.C. Melvin R. Welton.
11 August 2004: Added Sgt. Sam Burns, Sgt.
Eldon W. Grimm, Pvt. William J. Hicks Jr.,
Sgt. Robert L. Hoffmann, and P.F.C.
Robert S. Philippe.
5 September 2004: Added Lt. Herman Brukhardt
(MC), R. R. Gerber, Dale
Harden, Hornsby, Sgt.
Paul E. Ingram, Eugene M. Josefson,
14 October 2004: Added Sgt. Iddo W. Ball, 1st
Lt. Loyd S. Harvick, Cpl. Louis E. Malerba,
Pvt. Peter Pistono, Pvt.
William E. Rambo, Pfc. George H. Traver,
and P.F.C. Howard D. Wilson.
4 January 2005: Added Cpl. William Bilchak,
Lawrence "Larry" E. Crane, Major Henry C.
Drewes, Staff Sgt. Cecil Goddard, and
Pvt. Edwin H. Vancil.
26 February 2005: Added Reed L. Bailey, Barve,
Black, Cpl. Joseph M. Bonnin,
2nd Lt. Donald R. Dahlgren, R.
Dennis, Pfc. Walter De Wane, Jim
Ellis, John H. Elwell, Sr., U.S.S.
Feland: Decklog, PFC James F. Goldman,
Bob Hopcraft, Cpl. Roscoe
Walter Hupp, Sgt. Paul E. Ingram, Bill
Keith, Peter Kraft, Merle
Lawless, Lovell, John
R. Martin, C. Moss, P.F.C.
Edward Rendon, Bill Schwenn, Sherman,
Charles A. Sooter, Cpl.
William Sooter, Sgt. Frank J. Susmarski,
3rd Special Base Force H.Q., Tinian
Photo Album, P.F.C. Jack Trent, John
Uram, E. L. "Red" VandenBerg, Herbert
Warble, and Joe Woolum.
2 September 2005: Added PFC Robert T. Keelin,
Jr., P.F.C. Robert L. Kennedy, P.F.C.
Robert L. Mahaffey, Cpl. Leonce Olivier,
P.F.C. Ernest P. Peralta, and P.F.C.
Perley W. Sargent.
1 December 2005: Added Gunnery Sergeant Robert
H. Wharton. Updated P.F.C. Robert S. Philippe
and Sgt. Cecil LeRoy "Roy" Sherman.
22 January 2006: Added Sgt. Jerome B. Morris,
Platoon Sgt. Dornice "Dornie" B. Reynolds,
Pvt. Albert M. Rout, and the Willard
17 February 2007 Added: Pfc. Darwin H. Brown,
PFC Robert L. Cook, D/2/18,
Tarawa Gallery, Pvt.
Darrell W. Heath, Walter F. Joyce, Self
Propelled Mount, and Pvt. Lloyd V. Smith.
7 April 2007 Added: P.F.C. Don "Donnie"
Ward, Cpl. Edward Thornberg, Sergeant
Joseph Fluturx, PFC Manual Higgins,
PFC Harold Hemmer, and
Cpl Kenneth Bishop.
11 August 2007 Added: Sgt. Myron L. Abbott,
Pvt. Emil Ragucci, and Corpsman
29 December 2007 Added: Private First Class Frank
E. Childress, Private First Class Carol E.
Lunndrigan, Private First Class Columbus V.
Housewright, Sergeant Lawrence Loyall, Pvt.
Glen Pierce, Pvt. Emil Ragucci, Cpl.
Robert E. Voorhees, and "The Sinking of
the Japanese Submarine I-35".
3 February 2008 Added: Pfc.
George H. Traver picture and PFC Lee W. Strzelecki.
4 August 2008 Added: 2nd Lt. Robert Munkirs
and added gunsite pictures to Dex Greer.
27 October 2008 Added: Capt. Thomas Dutton.
20 November 2010 Added: Cpl. Raymond Barker,
Donn Parkinson Covey, PhM1C
Edwin Joseph Hearne, PFC Lloyd R. Huston,
Cpl. Fred McChesney, Jr., Paul
J. Rashid, Private Clifford L.Thomas,
and Sgt. Carroll F. Walker.
10 October 2012 Added: LVT 1 #15 Worried
Mind, Francis Meloro
25 October 2012 Added: Col. Herbert Amey,
Robert Clemmens, Maurice
Lynch, Thomas Simmons, and updated Herman
27 December 2012 Added: Gilbert
Islands in WWII Review and Sgt. Elwin Hart.
26 April 2014: Updated Living Tarawa Veterans