BOSTON — The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for.
Hryniewicz was 20 years old and assigned to the battleship Oklahoma when it was hit with torpedoes during the 1941 attack. It capsized and 429 crewmen died.
Hryniewicz’s remains were among those recovered over the next few years but ruled unidentifiable and buried in Hawaii.
They were exhumed in 2015 and identified using dental, anthropological and DNA analysis.
The military says Hryniewicz was from the Three Rivers section of Palmer.
More than 200 sets of remains from the Oklahoma have been identified.