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Memorial Service for Henry Glenn Tipton, DOD 12/7/1941 on the USS Oklahoma


May be the last Arkansan to be brought home from Pearl Harbor.

--- Quote ---On December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Henry Glenn Tipton was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including S1C Tipton.

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu cemeteries.
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My mother and I attended this young man's memorial service today.  His remains were finally identified recently through DNA testing.


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