Remains of 3 sailors from USS Oklahoma identified

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The remains of three sailors on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

The three are Ensign Eldon Wyman of Oregon, Ensign Irvin Thompson of New Jersey, and Fireman 2nd Class Lawrence Boxrucker of Wisconsin.

The three were among nearly 400 buried in mass graves and officially listed as unknowns and the remains will be returned to
their families.

The focus on Pearl Harbor remains has intensified in recent years through the research of Ray Emory who was one of the few survivors from the Oklahoma.

The attack killed 429 sailors and Marines on the Oklahoma - second only to the casualties on the USS Arizona.

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