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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be escorted to Wyoming

June 25, 2019

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A motorcade will escort the remains of a sailor who died during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor from Denver to the burial site in Wyoming.

The Laramie Boomerang reports the remains of Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class George Hanson will be escorted Wednesday to Laramie, Wyoming for a burial Saturday.

The sailor’s remains were identified last December.

Hanson was among the 429 crewmembers killed when the USS Oklahoma capsized after being hit by aerial torpedoes during the surprise attack on military installations in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.

The Federal Protection Agency is overseeing the motorcade.

Agency Director Leah Mondy says police, fire and emergency medical services personnel will be along the route to render honors.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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