Pearl Harbor Victim Returns To Arkansas

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The remains of US Navy Seaman First Class Glenn Tipton were returned to his native northeast Arkansas Wednesday evening.

An Arkansas Air National Guard C-130 carried Tipton’s body from Memphis to Walnut Ridge Regional Airport, and the flag-draped coffin was carried from the plane by a military honor guard.

Tipton was a Randolph County native who was killed when his ship, the USS Oklahoma, capsized during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. His remains and those of many others lost on the ship were anonymous until recently, when some, including Tipton’s, were identified through the use of DNA technology.

Visitation for Tipton is today from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Wings of Honor WWII Museum, located at 70 Beacon Road in Walnut Ridge.

A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 10:00am in the museum, and Tipton will be laid to rest at the Opposition Cemetery near Ravenden.

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