Jersey Proud: Remains of sailor from NJ killed in Pearl Harbor attack finally laid to rest

Francis Day, of Millburn, was on the battleship Oklahoma the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. His remains were only recently identified.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2024, 2:25 AM

Updated 44 days ago

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It’s been more than 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor and there are still remains of soldiers being identified.
This is an ongoing effort by the United States Navy to give proper burials to all the people who died that day – and bring closure to their families, including one family living in Orange.
Francis Day, of Millburn, was on the battleship Oklahoma the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He worked on the boiler of the ship and died in the attack. Day’s remains were only recently identified.
When this program began, there were over 300 unidentified remains from the Oklahoma. Thanks to DNA, there are now only a couple dozen left.
Day was buried this week at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. His family was in attendance.


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