Saturday, December 7, 2013

Family Wants USS Oklahoma Sailor's Remains Returned-- Part 2

Tom Gray says the anthropologist working the case back then refused to certify his cousin's remains and all were classified as unknown. Gray believes this is because only Hopkins' skull was recovered and that it could have been identified through dental work.

All 27 were reburied in the Punch Bowl as unknown. Hopkins is one of ten buried at the Section P, Grave 1003. Gray and the family first learned about his cousin through the efforts of Ray Emory, who was on board the USS Honolulu during the war. They want Hopkins buried next to his parents at Woodland Cemetery in Keene.

Hope That Edwin Hopkins Finally Comes Home. --GreGen

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