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Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific salute Cpl. Roger K. Nielson during a dignified transfer of remains at the Honolulu International Airport, Nov. 12, 2015. Nielson was a World War II Marine assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, who was killed during the battle of Tarawa, where more than 18,000 Marines fought and more than 1,000 were killed over three days of fighting. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erik Estrada)
151112-M-QQ799-003.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Erik Estrada

November 12, 2015 - HONOLULU, Hawaii - Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific salute Cpl. Roger K. Nielson during a dignified transfer of remains at the Honolulu International Airport, Nov. 12, 2015. Nielson was a World War II Marine assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, who was killed during the battle of Tarawa, where more than 18,000 Marines fought and more than 1,000 were killed over three days of fighting. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erik Estrada)


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