Remains Return Home Wednesday Of MO Sailor Killed In Pearl Harbor Attack

The remains of a northern Missouri Navy Sailor returned home Wednesday – 77 years after getting killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Second Class Harold Lloyd Head was on the USS Oklahoma when it was hit by several torpedoes and capsized, killing 429 Sailors and Marines, including Head.

Laclede Mayor Larry Smith tells Missourinet that it was an honor to be part of Head’s service.

After being kept for years in a grave labeled “Unknown”, Head’s remains were identified about one year ago.

Wednesday would of been his 97th birthday,

Head’s remains traveled under a formal procession from Parkville to Laclede.

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