MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identification of remains and burial updates of one American serviceman who had been missing in action from World War II. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward F. Slapikas was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Slapikas was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Slapikas http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1357018/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-slapikas-e/.
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