FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Relatives say the remains of a sailor who died when the Japanese sank the battleship Oklahoma during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be brought back to Wyoming for reburial.
Bob Gerard, of Fort Collins, says his uncle will be interred in the family plot in Laramie, Wyoming later this year.
Fair winds and following seas, Ensign Charles M. Stern Jr.
Gerard says he and his siblings submitted swabs of DNA to the agency about six years ago, leading to the positive identification.
Hanson was among the 429 crewmembers killed when the battleship capsized after being hit by aerial torpedoes during the surprise attack on military installations in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.