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Remains of 2 Minot sailors killed in World War II identified

May 13, 2019

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The remains of two Navy seamen from Minot who were killed in World War II have been identified.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says 23-year-old Calvin Palmer and 21-year-old brother Wilferd Palmer were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma. They were among 429 crewmen on the ship who died in the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The remains of the two brothers were exhumed in 2015 from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. They were positively identified in March, in part through DNA analysis.

The brothers’ names are listed on the Walls of the Missing at the cemetery. A rosette will be placed next to their names to indicate they have now been accounted for.