Testing has identified the remains of a sailor from Rush County, KS who died during the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
The remains of Navy Fireman 1st Class Harold E. Bates will be buried May 29 in Larned, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced in late April.
James Klug served as the National Historian for the Military Order of the Purple Heart for nearly ten years. Several times Klug attended the December 7th. Pearl Harbor Ceremonies. He then attended the return of the remains of our Nation’s Heroes to JAPAC Headquarters Hickam Field Hawaii. In his official capacity, he took these images.