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Donald Meagher: The corporal, given the Silver Star posthumously, is one of the unknowns buried at Punchbowl cemetery
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Historian Jessie Higa and Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory stood next to Grave A1, which is marked “Unknown,” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. They have identified 14 “unknowns” who died at Hickam on Dec. 7, 1941, one of which they believe is buried in this grave, which was the first burial at the cemetery in 1949.
PHOTOS BY DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
THE HICKAM 14: Hickam Field casualties from Dec. 7, 1941, buried as “unknowns” at Punchbowl cemetery.