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Synonyms for Tarawa

national capital of Kiribati

battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943)

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Description of Outcome:The population has access to a safe, sustainable, and well-maintained road network in South Tarawa.
The republic, comprising 33 coral atolls, lies in the Central Pacific, and has a population of more than 100,000 - half of whom live on Tarawa atoll where the capital, South Tarawa, is situated.
More than 1,000 Americans died at Tarawa, while the entire Japanese force of 4,800 was wiped out.
They said that Israeli border police attacked Tarawa, a resident of Hebrons town of Sa'ir, and shot him at least seven times for purportedly stabbing two Israeli police guards, one of whom sustained critical injuries, according to Israeli media sources.
Eye witnesses, family members said, saw a military pick-up with commando uniform colours around near Hai Tarawa area in Yei.
Tarawa lies 1,400 miles from Suva and some i-Kiribati, as the islanders are known, hold concerns about whether their culture would survive after the population moves, especially if those who leave first are mainly the young.
Owing to severe overcrowding in the capital on South Tarawa, in the 1990s a program of directed migration moved nearly 5,000 inhabitants to outlying atolls, mainly in the Line Islands.
USS Tarawa (LHA 1), USS Saipan (LHA 2) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), appropriately bearing the names of battles where Marines achieved significant victories, stood their watches through multiple deployments.
The former crewmen of the USS Tarawa (CV/CVA/CVS 40) will be holding their next reunion in April 2011 in Baltimore, Md.
As part of Task Force Tarawa, the lead Marine unit, Doran's Weapons Co, 1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment rolled into An-Nasiriyah on too-little sleep, some incredibly bad Intel, and ended up fighting a 7-day battle against some incredibly motivated Iraqi defenders.
Typical of the government's seeming indifference to the recovery of the dead of WWII, Cooper points to a 1946 US Army report of the "Graves Registration Company" which claimed that "only 49% of the bodies said to be interred in the Tarawa atoll were actually located .
One Square Mile of Hell relates the story of the November 1943 battle for the Tarawa Atoll from the personal level of the Marines who endured this remarkably bloody fight.
Story by JOC William Poison who is assigned to the public affairs office, USS Tarawa (LHA 1)
Then he pedalled solo the next 2,200 sea miles to Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands after Steve left the expedition, having tired of the nomadic lifestyle.
He served on Tarawa, Saipan and the Tinian Islands in the South Pacific and was awarded a Bronze Star.