robinb Posted December 2, 2022 Share #1 Posted December 2, 2022 My best Purple Heart is one that I got directly from the family back in 1988. At the time his sister told me that he was KIA on Makin, but that didn't mean anything to me at the time. Soon after getting home with it I discovered just what that meant! He was on the 1942 Makin Raid, and after some research (pre internet days) I found that he was killed during the raid; not one of the 9 who were left behind to be later executed by the Japanese. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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