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“Until They Are Home,” Sequel To “Return To Tarawa” Film Premiere
May 28, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Directors Guild Of America Theater Complex, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kelsey Grammer narrates a new documentary from Filmmaker Steven C. Barber –"Until They Are Home" – chronicling the search for the remains of missing U.S. Marines of World War II killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November of 1943. Featuring country music superstar Clint Black’s original song "She Won't Let Go," the film premieres on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America Theater Complex (7920 Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles.
Directed by Barber, produced by Matthew Hausle and Tamara Henry and executive produced by Tim Shelton, “Until They Are Home” brings to light the extraordinary dedication of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team members, largely unsung heroes who, until now, have been unrecognized while working in the shadows. These young men and women returned in 2010 to the site of one of the most horrific battles of World War II in order to bring home fallen military heroes. Their efforts on the island of Tarawa have provided some closure after 69 years, recovering the remains of a few U.S. servicemen and flying those remains back to American soil.
The Pentagon originally activated the JPAC on Oct. 1, 2003, to research and recover the remains of more than 83,000 unaccounted-for Americans from foreign wars in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts. The command is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and identifies an average of six missing servicemen each month while utilizing the largest and most diverse forensic skeletal laboratory in the world. JPAC has more than a dozen teams that travel the globe on recovery missions, and “Until They Are Home” is the story of one of those missions.
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