Fort Wayne woman heading to Pearl Harbor for relative’s long overdue memorial service

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne woman has embarked on a journey to see her great-great uncle honored and, for a second time, laid to rest.

Dani Myers never knew Machinist Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn. The career military man died on Dec. 7, 1941, when an attack at Pearl Harbor sank the USS Oklahoma. He was one of 429 aboard who lost their lives.

The remains of many of the victims of that sneak attack were never identified.

Seven decades later, the advance of DNA technology raised hopes that names could, finally, be assigned to the graves of those who perished. Last year, Dani Myers learned that her great-great uncle was among those positively identified.

“It’s a roller coaster,” she told our Partners in News at ABC21. “It’s been highly educational.”

On Sunday, Myers headed west on a trip that will take her to Honolulu. There, she will watch as Glenn is re-interred with full military honors.

“He’d spent literally more of his life with his military family than he did with his own family,” she said. “And plus, being buried there – obviously, since the attack happened – it just seemed more fitting to go ahead and leave him with the people he’s been with all along.

The service is set to take place Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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