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USS Arizona Operation 85 

USS Arizona Operation 85 seeks to identify the 85 (or more) USS Arizona crew members whose commingled graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu are marked as USS Arizona Unknowns. In this video, Executive Director Kevin Kline describes the process needed to excavate the cemetery gravesites and then conduct DNA testing. We also hear from a family member who has already provided DNA in an effort to identify their loved one. Please help us spread the word so we can properly honor American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice 82 years ago.

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DNA collection by families gives boost to USS Arizona ID effort

Star-Herald Online

Dec 7, 2023

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81 years after Pearl Harbor, a civilian-led effort to identify remains

Washington Post

June 7, 2023


New campaign with Tucson tie seeks to identify USS Arizona unknowns

Arizona Daily Star

Dec 2, 2023

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Can 'next-Gen' DNA testing help ID the remains of US service members killed in war?

Omaha World-Herald

June 26, 2022

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National program aims to connect Pearl Harbor veterans remains to families

WSPA Spartanburg

Sept 12, 2023

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As Pearl Harbor ID project ends, some families of ill-fated USS Arizona also seek closure

Omaha World-Herald

Dec 8, 2021

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Families unhappy with plans for
unidentified 85 USS Arizona
crew members

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

June 13, 2021

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