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USS Midway to mark 81 years since attack on Pearl Harbor

Daniel Fletcher Harris, a sailor killed within the attack, will lastly be laid to relaxation at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

SAN DIEGO — The USS Midway Museum will mark the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Wednesday morning with a commemoration ceremony on the flight deck in honor of the two,400 Americans killed within the attack on December 7, 1941.

The commemoration will embrace a wreath laying, two-bell ceremony and missing-man flyover. Pearl Harbor survivor households will likely be acknowledged in the course of the ceremony.

Daniel Fletcher Harris, a sailor killed within the attack, will lastly be laid to relaxation at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery 81 years after his dying. 

Fire Controlman Chief Harris was stationed on the Naval Training Station San Diego in 1937 earlier than being assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese plane. The attack on the ship resulted within the deaths of 429 crewmen, together with Harris. 

Harris was interred as an unknown on the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii for years till advances in forensic methods prompted the reexamination of unknown stays from the USS Oklahoma, and analysts had been in a position to establish Harris’ stays. 

On June 24, 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recognized Harris’ stays, lacking from World War II.

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