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Sailor Killed In Pearl Harbor Returning Home 76 Years To The Date Of His Death

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Louisville sailor missing for more than seven decades after the Pearl Harbor bombing is coming home on the anniversary of the attack. 

Samuel Crowder's remains arrived in Louisville Thursday night, 76 years to the date after he was killed.

The 35-year-old petty officer and fireman was killed on the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked in 1941. The ship was moored at Ford Island when it sustained several torpedo hits causing it to capsize. 429 crewmen, including Crowder, were killed. 

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.

Crowder's remains were accounted for on August 30, 2017 after having been buried in the grave for the unidentified victims of the attack. He will be laid to rest on December 9 in his hometown of Louisville. 

Visitation will be held December 8 at Arch L. Heady Memorial Park from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the same location at 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.  Volunteers with Angel Flight will provide an escort from Louisville International Airport to the cemetery. 

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