ALBANY, N.Y. — The remains of a New York sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will be brought home for reburial.
The Pentagon announced this week that the remains of the 26-year-old ensign had been identified.
Pentagon officials say the remains of an American sailor from upstate New York who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.
Stern was among the 429 crew members killed when the battleship Oklahoma capsized after being hit by aerial torpedoes during the surprise attack on U.S. military installations in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.
Stern, a graduate of Albany High School and Dartmouth College, joined the Navy in 1940.
His remains were among the Oklahoma’s unknowns disinterred from a Hawaii cemetery in 2015.