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November 6, 2021

Honor Mission
Harold F. Carney, KIA
Benton, Wisconsin – 11-06-21


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Harold F. Carney, 23, of New Diggings, Wisconsin, killed during World War II was accounted for on Nov 19, 2015,  the family only recently received their full briefing on his identification Oct. 7, 2021. On Dec. 7, 1941, Carney was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Carney. Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis. To identify Carney’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA analysis. Harold Carney has been positively identified through his niece and is coming home to Wisconsin. Since hearing about Uncle Harold, his nieces grandsons are studying WWII and Pearl Harbor. Since many have forgotten, let us gather to remember and show the family the respect we have for Harold.

Staging Time: 11:30am

St Patrick’s Church
237 E Main St,
Benton, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

John Curran

Special Instructions:

Staging 11:30 a.m. at the grave site
Family arrival 12:30 p.m.
Graveside service 1:00 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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