Peleliu was a bloody battle fought during World War II. Today, the battle is forgotten by many people. To us, the battle is significant because our uncle, Michael A. Lazaro, died on Peleliu.
You can read what we know about Michael's experiences here.
While we researched Michael's World War II experiences, we learned about many other veterans. They shared their stories with us. This site evolved into a tribute to all veterans of Peleliu. We have collected and published memories from Peleliu veterans here.
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July 2011 -- Visit Peleliu with Military Historical Tours
In 2009, we chronicled our experience visiting Peleliu and walking in the footsteps of our uncle. MGYSGT John Edwards, USMC, is once again leading a tour of Peleliu for Military Historical Tours. To learn more about this opportunity to see Peleliu, please review their brochure (PDF) or visit their website at www.miltours.com
George M. Thomas
George Michael Thomas is the founder of this website. He was born a day after his uncle, Michael A. Lazaro, was killed on Peleliu in 1944. A few years ago, he started to research his uncle's combat experience. The project provided many answers for his family, but it also raised many questions. He started this website with his family in the hope that a veteran who knew Michael Lazaro would see the website and contact him. That hasn't happened yet, but many veterans have shared their own experiences on Peleliu.