Newly identified Oregon sailor who was killed at Pearl Harbor put to rest at Arlington

Junior Gowey from Oregon was among the 429 sailors and Marines who died on Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma on December 7, 1941. (SBG)

ALBANY, Ore. - Earlier we brought to you a special story about a woman in Albany and the identification of her late brother's remains; a brother who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Sailor Claude Gowey was among 429 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps members who died on board the battleship U.S.S. Oklahoma in the attack on Hawaii, by Japan. His remains were finally identified through DNA technology.

Today was the day that his remains were set to be buried with honors, at Arlington National Cemetery.

“Because that is a great honor and I know that it'll be a great honor for his memory,” said Rosella Workinger.

Workinger and her son, Paul, sent in DNA samples about three years ago. Around Christmas time, they received news that bone fragments from her brother's remains were finally identified.

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