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Remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

The U.S. military has identified the remains of a sailor from Maryland who was killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Chief Petty Officer Albert Hayden served on the USS Oklahoma. The agency says the 44-year-old is due to be buried next Wednesday in Morganza, Maryland near his hometown of Mechanicsville.

Japanese planes hit the Oklahoma with multiple torpedoes 75 years ago, causing the battleship to capsize quickly. The military wasn’t able to identify most of the 429 men killed on the Oklahoma and buried hundreds as “unknowns.”

The agency began digging up their remains last year, saying advances in forensic science and technology have made identification more feasible.

The first Oklahoma unknown to be identified was buried in March.

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