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Photos: Pearl Harbor veteran Isaac Parker buried at Jefferson Barracks, 80 years after tragic death

Photos: Pearl Harbor veteran Isaac Parker buried at Jefferson Barracks, 80 years after tragic death

Mess Attendant 3rd Class Isaac Parker, 17, was laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery nearly 80 years after his death aboard the USS Oklahoma during the surprise attack at the Pearl Harbor naval base in 1941. Parker’s unidentified remains had been buried as an 'unknown' at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu since the 1940s. They were recently identified by DNA, dental and anthropological analysis and returned to his family, now in St. Louis.

Photos by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

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