Category Archives: Oklahoma

USS Oklahoma sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in Arkansas

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WINTHROP, Ark. — After nearly 80 years, the remains of a Navy sailor who died in the attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor have been returned and buried in his home state of Arkansas. Twenty-year-old Samuel Cyrus Steiner went missing in action Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma, the Texarkana Gazette reported Sunday. The […]

Services set for Oklahoma soldier whose remains were returned by North Korea in 2018

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MADILL, Okla. — Funeral services are scheduled on Saturday for an Oklahoma soldier missing in North Korea since 1950 and whose remains were identified in 2019. Services and burial will be held in Madill for Army Sgt. Kenneth Walker, the U.S. Army said in a statement Tuesday. Walker, from Madill, was 19 when he disappeared […]

USS Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified, will be honored

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor were identified and will be honored in Kentucky. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Martin Young, 29, of Hawesville, died on Dec. 7, 1941, when the USS Oklahoma capsized, news outlets reported. In October 1949, Young’s remains were classified […]

USS Oklahoma sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in Missouri

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. — Nearly eight decades after he was killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into World War II, a Missouri man has been laid to rest next to his parents. KYTV-TV reports that the remains of Navy Seaman 1st Class Orval Austin Tranbarger of Mountain View were buried […]

Oklahoma National Guard soldiers activated for Trump rally in Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. — As many as 250 Oklahoma Army National Guard soldiers are being activated to help provide security during President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, authorities said Wednesday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said the Guardsmen will be used as a “force multiplier” to help secure safety zones around the downtown BOK […]