IN THE MILITARY
Unknown No Longer
A sailor killed in action on Dec. 7, 1941, wins recognition and a fitting burial
Patrick Delos Roberts played the bagpipes, below, as Navy pallbearers folded the flag during funeral services for Seaman 2nd Class Warren Paul Hickok, pictured above, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Wednesday morning. Hickok was killed in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, but was buried as an unknown. His remains were exhumed in 1948 and reburied after a failed attempt to identify them. After extensive research and a compelling lead by Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, the remains were exhumed once again for forensic work by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, which arrived at a positive identification in October 2005. Attending the services were family members, including Hickok's sister Marilyn Carol Woodring from Florida.