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A Former Marine Relives the Battle Over Tarawa
Curtis A. Moore, author of our story on climate change in the Pacific, is a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam. His reporting took him to "Bloody Tarawa," where in 1943, marines waded 500 yards through a withering fusillade of Japanese bullets. The attack, the first amphibious landing of World War II, established the viability of invading a heavily fortified beach, a strategy that would make victory possible for America.
Moore is an expert on environmental and energy issues. In 1985, as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, he staffed the first-ever congressional hearing on global …