Body Of Illinois Sailor Killed In Pearl Harbor To Return Home
(Aurora, IL) — The body of an Illinois sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is on its way home. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Howard Backman was one of 429 crewmen killed when torpedoes struck the USS Oklahoma on December 7th, 1941. Kane County’s Veterans Assistance Commission says Backman will be buried at the memorial already dedicated to him at the River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
Benjamin Yount/acb IL)
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