September 24, 2019 Release # 19-019
(HONOLULU) – Navy Water Tender 1st Class Edwin B. McCabe, 27, of Newport, North Carolina will be buried September 25 at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). McCabe was aboard USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during Imperial Japan’s attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was killed in action, but identification of his remains was delayed for more than seven decades.
McCabe’s remains had been previously thought to be "unrecoverable" and "unidentifiable." But thanks to determined efforts of Pearl Harbor Survivor and former Navy Chief Petty Officer Ray Emory, the remains of McCabe and other USS Oklahoma Sailors were disinterred for identification by the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).
Rear Admiral Robert Chadwick, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will attend and the service will include a flag detail, firing detail, bugler and military chaplain.