Posted by: arbeam | September 17, 2016

16 Sept: NUWC Keyport POW/MIA Ceremony

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Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division-Keyport hosted the 8th  annual ceremony to honor America’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action service members. Master of Ceremonies Commander Dustin Demorest of NUWC Keyport provided the background and the history of efforts to identify unknown remains. Guest Speaker Captain Alan Schrader, Commanding Officer of Naval Base Kitsap recounted the recent successes that resulted in the identification of the remains of World War II veteran Lt. Julian Jordan. Jordan was Assistant Engineer onboard the Nevada-class battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place.  He was indentified with the use of DNA profiling after his body was exhumed from the battleship. The funeral took place at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Washington, 75 years after the attack.

Navy Band Northwest provided the vocal performance to accompany the passing and raising of the American flag.

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