18-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Remains Identified

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Published on 7 Apr 2021, 15:54
An 18-year-old soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country will finally be brought home. Howard S. Magers was a Navy Seaman 2nd Class, assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Oklahoma capsized in Pearl Harbor after being hit by several torpedoes during an air attack from Japan. Magers was identified using dental and anthropological analysis, as well as mitochondrial and autosomal DNA.