Decades later, remains of Massachusetts man killed in Pearl Harbor buried at Arlington

WASHINGTON — Seventy-six years after a Massachusetts man was killed at Pearl Harbor, his remains have been returned stateside for a hero’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

Howard Bean, of Everett, Massachusetts, was a 27-year-old Radioman 3rd Class and a crew member of the USS Oklahoma at the time. He was killed along with 428 other crew members in the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

“It was kind of surreal to actually be there, knowing that he’s finally being laid to rest at the place that he belongs, Arlington National Cemetery,” said relative Tim Sova, 35, of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was at the ceremony with some 30 family members to see their loved one buried with full military honors. Bean was Sova’s great-uncle.

Original published: 2017-12-07 04:45:50 Read the full Washington News here

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