Lewis Lowell Wagoner was a 20-year-old Navy seaman
second class when he perished and was declared
missing after the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that
propelled the United States into World War II.
Wagoner was aboard the USS Oklahoma when that
battleship, along with other U.S. warships, was
doomed by torpedoes while helplessly moored in Pearl
Wagoner's body, unidentified at the time, eventually
was recovered, along with several hundred fellow
shipmates. All of them were buried as "unknowns" in
a Hawaii cemetery. But last year, the U.S. military
dug up the mass graves and began a painstaking push
by special military laboratories to put names to the
remains, using pre-war dental records and modern
advances in DNA testing.
Seaman Lewis Wagner's remains were flown to Wichita,
KS where final ceremonies and burial were conducted.
HERE] - Wichita Eagle with video.
HERE] - Military.com
HERE] - FOX NEWS
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Shelly - Secretary