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Remembering Pearl Harbor – Survivor Helps Identify the Dead

Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.

Pearl Harbor survivors Alfred Rodrigues (L), Ray Emory and Sterling Cale (R) are seen at the start of the Japanese Tea Ceremony onboard the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu July 19, 2011. Members from the Urasenke School of Tea from Japan held a tea ceremony at the site to honor the deceased aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and to pray for world peace. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Pearl Harbor survivors Alfred Rodrigues (L), Ray Emory and Sterling Cale (R) are seen at the start of the Japanese Tea Ceremony onboard the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu July 19, 2011. Members from the Urasenke School of Tea from Japan held a tea ceremony at the site to honor the deceased aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and to pray for world peace. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

And so he set out to restore names to the dead.

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