Pearl Harbor victim's remains returning to NEA, memorial planned

Pearl Harbor victim's remains returning to NEA, memorial planned
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WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Seventy-six years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, the remains of an area man will return home to Arkansas.

A memorial service will be held June 8 at the Wings of Honor World War II Museum in Walnut Ridge for U.S. Navy Seaman First Class Glenn Tipton.

Tipton, who was a native of Randolph County, was killed when his ship, the USS Oklahoma, capsized when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.

DNA technology, according to a news release from Williams Baptist University, identified his remains and the U.S. Navy has made plans for the sailor to be returned to his family.

Tipton's remains will lay in repose Thursday, June 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Wings of Honor Museum, 70 Beacon Road in Walnut Ridge. The public is invited to pay their respects at that time and meet with the family.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the museum. He will be laid to rest at the Opposition Cemetery near Ravenden.

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