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    Military Funeral Honors With Funeral Escort are Conducted for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Ted Hall in Section 57 [Image 1 of 24]

    Military Funeral Honors With Funeral Escort are Conducted for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Ted Hall in Section 57



    Photo by Elizabeth Fraser  

    Arlington National Cemetery

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon ; “The President’s Own” Marine Band; and Marines from the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (8th and I) conduct military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Ted Hall in Section 57 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 18, 2019.

    From the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA):
    On Dec. 7, 1941, Hall was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hall.

    From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries.

    In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S. personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time. The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as non-recoverable, including Hall.

    In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the Punchbowl for analysis.

    To identify Hall’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.
    John Hall, Pvt. Hall’s nephew, received the U.S. flag from Pvt. Hall’s casket during the service.

    (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)



    Date Taken: 10.18.2019
    Date Posted: 10.18.2019 14:23
    Photo ID: 5843107
    VIRIN: 191018-A-IW468-445
    Resolution: 5022x3348
    Size: 10.77 MB
    Location: ARLINGTON, VA, US 

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