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Remains of Local War Veterans from La Porte Identified

(Washington D.C.) - The remains of two brothers from La Porte missing in combat for 80-years have been identified.


Harold and William Trapp were believed killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  They on board the USS Oklahoma which sank during the attack by Japan during World War II.  Scientists used advanced dental and DNA testing to identify the brothers.


The Trapps, who were ages 24 and 23, are scheduled to be buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during an official ceremony June 15 in Hawaii.  The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency made the announcement on Monday.

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