A southern Minnesota sailor killed in action aboard USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack December 7th, 1941 is coming home. The remains of 24-year-old Glaydon I.C. Iverson, a Navy Fireman Third Class will arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport early this afternoon. Lt. Michael Sheehan is with the Navy Operational Support Center in Minneapolis…
“What we’ll be doing is receiving his remains and conducting what we call a Dignified Transfer Remains Ceremony so his that his remains get to eventually a burial plot. And we will conduct full military honors for him.”
Multiple torpedo hits from Japanese bombers quickly capsized the battleship Oklahoma, leaving 24-year-old Iverson and 428 others aboard dead. Only the USS Arizona suffered more deaths. Iverson’s remains had been unidentified for over 74 years, buried in a plot at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Iverson will be buried this Memorial Day Weekend Saturday next to his parents in the small town of Emmons in Freeborn County.