1stLt Alexander Bonnyman and Tarawa Recogntion Ceremony
Highland Memorial Park, Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919, USA
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division; members of MCL Detachment 924; and members of the Young Marins LT Alexander Bonnyman Unit pay respects during a wreath laying ceremony at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 19, 2022.
Wreath laying ceremony at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 19, 2022. This ceremony commemorates the 79th anniversary of the American assault on the Tarawa Atoll during World War II and honors Medal of Honor recipient, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman. Bonnyman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for leading a 21-man team in an initial attack against the Japanese forces.