Omaha, Neb. — The remains of a Nebraska sailor who died at Pearl Harbor and a Nebraska soldier killed in during a World War II battle in Germany have been identified and are being returned for final burial.
Pentagon officials say 19-year-old Bernard Doyle died Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Doyle joined the Navy in 1940, soon after graduating from high school in Red Cloud. His remains will be buried Saturday in Lake City, Iowa, where one of his sisters moved after the war.
The officials say Melvin Anderson enlisted in the U.S. Army a few months after the Pearl Harbor debacle. He and another soldier died Nov. 25, 1944, when a German artillery shell struck their tank destroyer. Anderson’s remains will be buried Friday at Omaha National Cemetery.