Wednesday, June 1, 2016

USS Oklahoma Sailor to Be Buried in Kansas

From the May 21, 2016, News On 6 (Oklahoma) "USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor To be Buried In SE Kansas" by Russell Hulstine.

The body of Seaman Second Class Dale Pearce, 21, of Dennis, Kansas, was recovered a year after he died, but was unidentified and his remains buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

He was born May 26, 1920, the youngest of eleven children.  He enlisted in 1940 and served as a gunner on the USS Oklahoma.

His remains arrived at Tulsa International Airport on Tuesday, May 24.  Family members, law enforcement and Legion Riders escorted the hearse to Parsons, Kansas, for the Thursday afternoon burial.

Welcome Home.  --GreGen

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