Two Minot Natives Killed in Pearl Harbor Finally Accounted For

Two brothers who were killed in action during World War Two have finally been accounted for.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that Calvin Palmer and Wilfred Palmer, both Navy Seamen Second Class, died when the USS Oklahoma was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

The Palmers were among 429 crewmen on the Oklahoma who perished that day.
But the identification of remains has been very slow.

A new effort at making the IDs began in 2015 using anthropological analysis and DNA testing.
That resulted in Calvin and Wilfred Palmer being accounted for.

Of the more than 400,000 Americans killed in World War Two, more than 72,000 remain unaccounted for.
 

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