Remains of WWII Marine returned home

Daily News Article - October 5, 2015


NOTE:  Today’s Daily News Article is a human interest story.  Human interest stories differ from the regular news – they are sometimes referred to as "the story behind the story."
The major news articles of the day tell of important happenings.  Human interest stories many times motivate the reader or viewer.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. In this article, find more details in paragraph 2. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Why was Lt. Bonnyman awarded the Medal of Honor in 1947? What did the citation say?

3. What type of ceremony was held for Lt. Bonnyman when his remains were buried in Knoxville, TN last week? — Who attended the service?

4. What did Bonnyman’s daughter Fran remember about her father’s reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

5. Read the “Background” below and watch the video under “Resources.” What surprises you most about Lt. Bonnyman’s story and/or the Battle of Tawara?