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Reburial planned for sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

Ensign Lewis Stockdale (Image: billingsgazette.com) Ensign Lewis Stockdale (Image: billingsgazette.com)

HONOLULU (AP) - A second newly identified USS Oklahoma sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor will be buried in Honolulu this week.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Ensign Lewis Stockdale will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Friday.

The agency recently identified the 27-year-old from Anaconda, Montana after exhuming his remains along with the remains of nearly 400 of his shipmates last year. The military comingled and buried the remains as unknowns when it was unable to identify them after World War II.

The agency decided to dig up the remains because advances in forensic science and technology have made identification more feasible.

The first sailor to be reburied since the new identifications were made was buried last week.

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