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Remains of Guam sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack return home

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A solemn ceremony held at the airport last night as Guam welcomed home fallen hero, Petty  Officer 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan. He died during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Earlier this year, his remains were identified as part of a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency project to identify the victims who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

From the village of Hagatna, he was 21-years-old when he died. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Sept. 1939 when he was 19. Farfan, a Navy steward mate, was killed in action while serving aboard USS Oklahoma.  He was interred along with 429 of his shipmates in unknown graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in the Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu.

Farfan will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Guam Veterans Cemetery on Nov. 8.

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