DNA Identifies NJ Sailor Who Died at Pearl Harbor
77 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a NJ family finally has closure.
Angelo M. Gabriele of Trenton was a U.S. Navy fireman stationed in Pearl Harbor, aboard the USS West Virginia. 106 soldiers died in the attack, but remains were only retrieved from 66 of them.
According to NJ.com, Gabriele had been interred as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred 35 caskets from the cemetery and used various methods of identification, including dental analysis and DNA tests. Gabriele was among the positive identifications.
Angelo Gabriele is survived by four nephews, a great nephew and two great nieces. A funeral is scheduled for April 29th, with military interment that afternoon at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.