MN sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest at Fort Snelling Saturday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - More than seven decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Minnesotan who died in the attack was brought home and buried.
Navy Radioman 2nd Class Quentin Gifford was just 22 years old when he was killed on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Gifford arrived back home Friday. On Saturday morning, he was buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors.
The sailor was listed by the Navy as “lost in action” until his remains were positively identified using DNA from his siblings last year.
“My brother paid the price, but now he’s getting his just reward with all these honors,” Harold Gifford, Quentin’s brother told Fox 9.
Quentin Gifford is the fourth sailor from Minnesota who was recently identified and brought home. All four were serving aboard the USS Oklahoma.