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Remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

April 10, 2018 - 11:38 AM

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. - An Arkansas sailor who died during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honoured after his remains are brought home this summer.

Glenn Tipton was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, a battleship that capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that Tipton's remains were identified after his family submitted DNA five years ago to the U.S. Navy as part of its efforts to distinguish the remains of sailors.

A funeral ceremony will be held in honour of the Purple Heart recipient at the Wings of Honor museum in Walnut Ridge once his remains are returned to Lawrence County.

Harold Johnson runs the museum. Johnson says he and his staff are extremely honoured by the family's choice to use their facility.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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