PEARL HARBOR: Remains of 7 ‘Unknowns’ Identified

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 9.29.01 AMJust another reminder on this coming Veterans Day how much our service men and women, as well as their families, put on the line every day for the protection of our nation.

The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Monday.

The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified.

In June, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began digging up the remains of nearly 400 USS Oklahoma sailors and Marines from a veterans cemetery in Honolulu where they were buried as “unknowns.”

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Within five years, officials expect to identify about 80 percent of the Oklahoma crew members still considered missing.

The military says it started the project because advances in forensic science and technology are improving the ability to identify remains.

Read more: CBS News


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