Remains of Seaman Killed at Pearl Harbor Finally Identified

Frank Wood of Ohio will be buried Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2018 12:07 PM CDT
This April 1938 photo shows the USS Oklahoma.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – The military says the remains of a Navy seaman from Ohio who died in the 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor during World War II have been identified, the AP reports. The Defense Department says the remains of 25-year-old Navy Seaman 2nd Class Frank Wood of Jackson, Ohio, will be buried Saturday with full military honors in Franklin, North Carolina. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Wood was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.

Wood's remains were among those considered unidentified and buried in Honolulu in the years that followed. In 2015, crews began exhuming the remains for more analysis. Officials say DNA analysis and dental comparisons helped identify Wood's remains. The agency says Wood was officially accounted for in August.


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