Wednesday, April 15, 2015

USS Oklahoma Pearl Harbor vet coming home to family

By Luther Turmelle
Register Staff
GUILFORD >> A Pearl Harbor veteran whose remains have laid comingled in four or five caskets with 22 other sailors will be disinterred and returned home after more than 70 years, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Third Class Fireman Edwin Hopkins, who in 1943 originally was buried in Halawa Naval Cemetery, Plot K, Grave 1048, and then transferred to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific — called the “Punchbowl” — in 1949 was among those designated as “unknown.”

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