Texarkana, Texas 2020-11-19 22:16:22 –
Texarkana, Texas (KTAL / KMSS) – Technological advances have identified and returned to a sailor in Little River County, Arkansas, who was declared lost at sea after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Firefighter first class Samuel Cyrus Steiner went missing during World War II. According to the Defense POW / MIS Treasurer, he was killed on December 7, 1941, while serving his country in the US Navy.
Steiner entered the US Navy from Arkansas and boarded the USS Oklahoma when he sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor. His body was recovered from the ship, but could not be identified at the time. He was buried “unknown” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii until his body was finally identified on April 16, 2020.
Advances in forensic technology have prompted a re-examination of bodies related to Oklahoma. Analysts used laboratory analysis and circumstantial evidence to identify F1C Steiner.
Steiner was awarded the Purple Heart, the Medal of Defense Achievement in the continental United States, and the World II Victory Medal. He was only 20 years old when he died.
Almost 80 years later, Steiner’s body was taken to a funeral home in downtown Texarkana on Thursday night. His family pays tribute to him during a memorial service at the East Funeral Home on Saturday. Cemetery services are also available at Camp Grand Cemetery in Winthrop, Arkansas.
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