The remains of Navy Fireman First Class, Rex E. Wise, were returned to his family in Braman, Oklahoma, yesterday on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Sailor Wise was one of 429 on the USS Oklahoma which was sunk at Pearl Harbor by a Japanese torpedo. The casket was on a flight to Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport and was then transferred via hearse and honor guard to Oklahoma. The full story is here.
Welcome home, Mr. Wise. And, rest in peace.