Arthur Glenn, Pearl Harbor
Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn of Fort Wayne, Indiana turned 43 on December 7, 1941.
It was also the day of his death.
Glenn joined the US Navy in 1917 and served for the duration of World War I. He then chose to stay in the Navy, where he served 24 years in both the Atlantic and Asiatic fleets.
He was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Glenn.
His remains were finally accounted for on Nov. 17, 2017. He was buried August 21, 2018 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
At the time, he was the 100th USS Oklahoma sailor identified through the government project using DNA testing. Glenn was laid to rest with full Military Honors and re-interred with some of his shipmates August 21, 2018 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.