Green River Star -

By Mary Steurer
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Wyoming sailor's remains identified with new technology

 

January 12, 2023

The Associated Press file photo

This April 1938 photo shows the USS Oklahoma. Sheridan sailor Herman Schmidt, who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, was a Navy Gunner's Mate Third Class aboard the Nevada-class battleship.

CASPER -Experts have identified the remains of a Sheridan sailor who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Herman Schmidt, 28, was a Navy Gunner's Mate Third Class aboard the USS Oklahoma, a Nevada-class battleship. 

Schmidt's remains were officially identified about two years ago, though the Department of Defense held off on announcing the news until his family could be fully briefed, according to a Monday press release from the department's Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency. 

The USS Oklahoma was moored on battleship row at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when on the morni...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023