A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack died Monday at age 97.
Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn’t. He spent the past few decades doggedly pushing for those unknown buried remains to be dug up, identified and returned to their families.
Full article, HERE at Military.com
He was instrumental in pushing for the identification of the unknowns buried after Pearl Harbor, and could be considered one of the fathers of the Defense POW/MIA Accountability Agency, which now works to identify and return home those from WWII through Vietnam who died on the battlefield.
RIP Chief, know that others have stepped up and will continue your legacy!