SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Indianapolis sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

The remains of an Indianapolis sailor killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 10:23 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The remains of an Indianapolis sailor killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday that it had identified the remains of 29-year-old Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Edward J. Shelden of Indianapolis.

Shelden was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, causing it to quickly capsize. Shelden was among 429 crewmen aboard the ship who died.

The agency says Shelden's remains were disinterred in 2015 and identified last July through mitochondrial DNA analysis, dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence.

It's unclear when and where the remains will be reinterred.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 55°
Kokomo
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 50°
Rensselaer
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 40°
Fowler
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Williamsport
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 52°
Crawfordsville
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 46°
Frankfort
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 49°
Delphi
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 42°
Monticello
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 42°
Logansport
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 48°
Clearing & colder with patchy fog tonight to early Thursday morning.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events