Unknown since 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, seven fallen sailors from the USS Oklahoma have been identified.
The identification comes after the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency dug up the remains of 400 “unknown” USS Oklahoma sailors and Marines from a veterans cemetery in Honolulu in June. They were able to be identified using dental records.
The names have not yet been released as the families of the fallen are still being notified.
The process has continued this week as 61 more caskets from the Oklahoma were exhumed.
God bless these brave men and all those POW/MIA.
From the Daily Mail:
The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said on Monday.
The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified.
In June, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began digging up the remains of nearly 400 USS Oklahoma sailors and Marines from a veterans cemetery in Honolulu where they were buried as ‘unknowns.’
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