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Remains of 3 Wisconsin brothers killed at Pearl Harbor identified



FILE - This Dec. 27, 2016 file photo shows the USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The memorial received thousands of sightseers Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, for the first time since its closure by the National Park Service after its dock was partially submerged and cracks were found in May 2018, Hawaii News Now reported. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. military officials announced that the remains of three brothers from Wisconsin who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

Officials say 22-year-old Navy Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber, 21-year-old Navy Fireman 1st Class LeRoy K. Barber and 18-year-old Navy Fireman 2nd Class Randolph H. Barber were assigned to the USS Oklahoma in World War II. They grew up in New London.

The Oklahoma was moored at Ford Island when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. Officials say the ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. It resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen.

The military said the brothers were accounted for on June 10, 2020.

The Navy ship USS Barber, launched in 1943, was named in their honor.

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