Pearl Harbor victims: Bring them home – or let them rest in peace?
The battleship USS Oklahoma, salvaged two years after it was torpedoed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
A plan to use DNA to identify the remains of sailors and Marines killed in the Pearl Harbor attack has caused a split within the military community over what to do with the remains of thousands of unknown service members from the wars of the mid-20th century.
Should these bodies be dug up and returned home, at considerable cost, to places like Cozad, Bloomfield and Central City, Neb., in keeping with the sentiment “no one left behind”? Or should they be left in their decades-old resting places far from home?
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Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.