Camp Lejeune will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the battle of Tarawa with a ceremony and weapons display.
Marines from the 2nd Marine Regiment will hold a commemoration
ceremony Thursday. Events include a chapel ceremony, a non-lethal weapons demonstration and a small-arms shoot for veterans and their
The Battle of Tarawa was fought from Nov. 20-23, 1943. It was the first offensive in the central Pacific region. The U.S. victory provided air bases so bombers could reach the Philippines and Japan.
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