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One of the sailors killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor has finally been buried, at Arlington.

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Walter Rogers was his name. He was from South Dakota and stationed on the USS Oklahoma.

He was just a typical teenager. He loved cars and all things mechanical. It was during the Depression, and no one had any money. We were a very poor family, but he was an ambitious teenager. And he would scrounge around for parts for a car. And he finally was able to accumulate enough parts to make a functioning automobile.”

Scientists used mitochondrial DNA and dental analysis to identify Rogers’ remains.

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Missing In Action, But Not Forgotten

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Like my great-great uncle twenty-seven years before, Second Lt. Samuel Gordon Leftenant went missing in Europe while fighting in a war. But his sisters haven’t forgotten. An empty coffin was recently buried in Arlington in his honor, below a gravestone with his name and surrounded by comrades. His remains have never been found.

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