Updated: December 07, 2020 06:14 PM
Created: December 07, 2020 02:20 PM
Monday marks the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
More than 2,300 U.S. troops died after the Japanese attacked the military base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
On the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol it serves as a monument to a day that lives in infamy. The naval gun that fired the first shot by Americans at Pearl Harbor.
U.S. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lloyd Timm of Kellogg was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack. Timm was only 19 years old.
"We can never forget this," Timm's nephew, Terry Timm, said.
Terry says his uncle's remains were recently identified through DNA testing. The family had hoped to bury Timm at a cemetery in Kellogg last Memorial Day but couldn't because of the pandemic.
"It was going to be a really big to do and fitting for it to be on Memorial Day. It truly would have been exciting."
Now the family hopes to bring him home next year.
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