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Sailor From Fort Wayne Buried 77 Years After Death at Pearl Harbor

Petty Officer First Class Arthur Glenn was 100th sailor identified with new technology used by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

HONOLULU -- A piece of Indiana history was laid to rest last week with the burial of an old sailor from Fort Wayne.

Petty Officer First Class Arthur Glenn served aboard the USS Oklahoma. He was killed on Dec. 7, 1941, when the battleship capsized and sank after it was torpedoed in the Japanese attack.

More than 400 men aboard the Oklahoma died, but most of them could not be identified by the Navy at the time.

In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, armed with new technology, renewed efforts to identify those lost at Pearl Harbor.

Petty Officer First Class Glenn was the 100th member of the USS Oklahoma crew to be identified using the new tech, according to the U.S. Navy. 

He was buried Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

His gravemarker reveals a stunning irony: Career Navy man Arthur Glenn was born on December 7, decades before "the date that will live in infamy."

Glenn joined the U.S. Navy in 1917.

(Photo by Universal Images Group/Getty.)

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