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Md. sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest

Posted at 6:00 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 18:00:38-04

A Maryland sailor unaccounted for after World War II was laid to rest after his remains were identified.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Albert E. Hayden, 44, of Mechanicsville was buried May 18 in Morganza.

On Dec. 7, 1941 Hayden was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft, according to a release.

The ship sustained several torpedo hits and quickly capsized. A total of 429 people, including Hayden, were killed. Hayden's remains were recently identified.