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Maryland sailor who died in Pearl Harbor attack to be buried

A Navy sailor from Maryland who died in the Japanese military's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor more than 75 years ago will finally be laid to rest in St Mary's County next week.

Chief Petty Officer Albert E. Hayden, 44, was serving on the battleship USS Oklahoma at the time of the attack. The ship was struck by multiple torpedoes and quick capsized.

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The remains of 429 people who died were gradually recovered during the course of the war and buried at cemeteries in Hawaii, but most of the remains couldn't be identified.

In 2015, the Defense Department began exhuming the remains and analyzing them with modern techniques. Defense Department scientists identified Hayden using dental records.

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Hayden is to be buried on May 18 in Morganza in St Mary's County.

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