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Ontonagon man killed at Pearl Harbor identified


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ONTONAGON - An Upper Peninsula man has been notified that his brother who was killed in World II at Pearl Harbor has been identified.

Navy Fireman Second Class Lowell Earl Valley, from Ontonagon, is the last of three Upper Peninsula men who were killed during an attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, to be identified. The ship was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft.

Multiple torpedo hits caused the ship to quickly capsize, and 429 crew members died.

Bob Valley, in his 80s, of Gladstone, notified the Dai...