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On November 20, 1943, Leon Cooper was a young 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy taking part in the Battle of Tarawa. His job during that bloody battle was to ferry to shore some of the 3,000 marines who would eventually die in order to wrest from the Japanese this insignificant spit of land. In February 2008, Leon Cooper revisited the World War II battlefield, where the battle took place. In place of the memorial Leon expected to find, he found just garbage and rusting hulks. This so shocked this veteran of five Pacific battles that he has returned to document and film the outrage of forgotten men and abandoned graves. “Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story” is the video story of his return to that battlefield, his attempts to get that beach cleaned up, and his efforts to bring the much deserved honour to the sacrifice of those brave men

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