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Remains from the USS Oklahoma that could not be ID’d will be reinterred at Punchbowl

  • VIDEO BY CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    More than 50 remains could not be identified from the USS Oklahoma. An "honorable carry" ceremony was held Thursday at Hickam Field.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft Thursday transported at least 51 unidentified remains of crew members of the USS Oklahoma to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from Nebraska. Above, sailors salute flag-draped caskets.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft Thursday transported at least 51 unidentified remains of crew members of the USS Oklahoma to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from Nebraska. Above, sailors salute flag-draped caskets.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Petty Officer 1st Class Collin A. Reichow of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band played taps Thursday as flag-draped caskets containing unidentified remains of crew members from the USS Oklahoma were displayed at a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Petty Officer 1st Class Collin A. Reichow of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band played taps Thursday as flag-draped caskets containing unidentified remains of crew members from the USS Oklahoma were displayed at a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, a group of five Marines carried one of the caskets.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, a group of five Marines carried one of the caskets.

At least 51 unidentified crew members of the USS Oklahoma were returned to Hickam Field on Thursday — and while no families were there to rejoice over the identification of a relative, as has been the case for 343 other crew mainly in recent years — the U.S. military gave the Dec. 7, 1941, heroes full honors. Read more

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