彼がいた 20 years old when he died.
A Fire Controlman 2nd class
, Gilbert was stationed on the USS Oklahoma after joining the Navy from Indiana
, according to a profile page on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) ウェブサイト. The agency’s mission is to recover US military personnel and identify them using a combination of forensic science technology and military records
The USS Oklahoma sank when it was hit by torpedoes
12月に 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
. の合計 429 sailors and Marines on the ship were killed
Gilbert’s remains were recovered after the attack but could not be identified; he was buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific — known as the Punchbowl — in Honolulu, according to the profile.
The DPAA received permission to exhume and identify remains associated with the ship in
2015, according to the profile page
. Scientists from the DPAA and Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used procedures including dental
, anthropological and mitochondrial DNA analysis
, a DPAA news release
Gilbert was identified in August 2020.
月曜日に, the sailor was laid to rest at the Punchbowl with his granddaughter
, Shelly Gough
, and her two sons in attendance
, によると Facebookの投稿 from Pacific Historic Parks
Gilbert’s name remains on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with those of other World War II missing persons, but he will now have a rosette to indicate he has been accounted for, the DPAA said.