Remains of sailor killed in 1941 returning to ND
Pat Sweeney | Sep 15, 2020 AT 3:01 pm
The remains of a Navy sailor who was killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his home state of North Dakota. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia that was hit by two bombs and at least seven torpedoes from Japanese airplanes on Dec. 7, 1941. The 24-year-old was killed along with 105 other crewmen. The sailor’s remains are expected to arrive in North Dakota under a full military escort. The military is covering nearly all costs associated with the funeral.