Newly Identified Pearl Harbor Victims’ Remains Returned to Families
The remains of more than 20 sailors from the wreckage of battleship in Pearl Harbor—the USS Oklahoma—have been identified this year and buried with full military honors. The newly identified victims of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack have been turned over to families and to the Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral for one of those men, Edwin Chester Hopkins, took place last month and was the result of successful lobbying by family members and POW advocates. Hopkins was one of several servicemen identified using new forensic methods that have enabled the remains of many of the missing Americans killed that day to be returned home.