Hillis Honors PVT Whitaker
Just 11 days after Veterans Day, students from Hillis Elementary school stood outside showing their patriotism as Channing Robert Whitaker's remains were escorted to Glendale Cemetery on Friday, November 22nd. In 1942 at 17 years old, Channing Robert Whitaker of Granger, Iowa enlisted into the US Marine Corps and was killed in action in 1943 just after landing on Green Beach Tarawa. His funeral was delayed as many soldieres were buried in one grave, but now scientists have been using DNA to identify these soldiers and return them to their families.
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