Elyria sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest 75 years later

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ELYRIA, OH - 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a local sailor is finally being laid to rest.

That's because the US Navy has been able to identify the remains of  then 19-year-old Rudy Piskuran  through DNA testing.  Piskuran was a yeoman on board the USS Oklahoma, which capsized when it was hit by a torpedo that December day. He was presumed to be one of the 429 sailors who died on the ship, but his remains were never able to be positively identified.

Jack Shea has the details on this story in the video box, above.

Note: Piskuran will be buried at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors. The service is open for all to attend.

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