Remains of Two Casualties From USS West Virginia Identified

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced July 20th that Navy Shipfitter 2nd Class Claude R. Garcia, 25, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 12, 2022. On Dec. 7, 1941, Garcia was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The…

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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Water Tender 1st Class Oliver K. Burger, 26, of San Pedro, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020. On Dec. 7, 1941, Burger was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by…

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