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Sailors of Navy Region - Hawaii's Funeral Honors Staff render honors during the funeral ceremony of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Monroe Temple of Des Moines, Iowa, who was laid to rest July 12, 2017, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Temple was assigned to the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Temple. Temple was recently identified through DNA analysis and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Coulter
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark.

An Arkansas sailor who died during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored after his remains are brought home this summer.

Glenn Tipton was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, a battleship that capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that Tipton's remains were identified after his family submitted DNA five years ago to the U.S. Navy as part of its efforts to distinguish the remains of sailors.

A funeral ceremony will be held in honor of the Purple Heart recipient at the Wings of Honor museum in Walnut Ridge once his remains are returned to Lawrence County.

Harold Johnson runs the museum. Johnson says he and his staff are extremely honored by the family's choice to use their facility.

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