Marine killed in Pearl Harbor buried at Arlington

October 22, 2019
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. participated in a final tribute for repatriated World War II Marine Private Ted Hall at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia over the weekend.

Pvt. Ted Hall from Kansas City, Missouri was 24 on Dec. 7, 1941, when his battleship, the USS Oklahoma, was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Hall, along with 429 crewmen were killed in the attack. For three years following the attack, personnel were tasked with recovering remains of the deceased crew. Those remains were interred in the Halawa and Nu'uanu Cemeteries.

In 1947, those remains were disinterred for identification -- at the time, only 35 sets of remains could be identified. The remainder, including Hall, were classified as nonrecoverable and buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

In 2015, 68 years later, Deputy Secretary of Defense again ordered the disinterment of those remains. It wasn't until January 16, 2019, that Hall's remains were identified.

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