A Sacrifice Recognized

Frankfort, KY — Gov. Matt Bevin has recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall, 20, of Floyd County (accounted for on August 14, 2019) will be buried in the spring of 2020 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hall was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hall. Gov. Bevin will order flags lowered to half-staff in Hall’s honor on his date of re-interment.

                                                                       Hubert P. Hall