Albany native killed in Pearl Harbor finally laid to rest

July 21, 2019 07:38 PM

LOUDONVILLE - The remains of an American hero have finally been laid to rest.

Albany native Charles Stern was buried with full military naval honors at Beth Emeth Cemetery in Loudonville on Sunday.

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He served on board the USS Oklahoma, and was killed at Pearl Harbor.

Stern's remains were among those the military had been unable to identify. His family says they never lost hope. In fact, a plot has been in the cemetery since the 1940s waiting for him.

Stern's remains were buried in a cemetery in Hawaii until 2015, when the military began exhuming the remains of the unidentified of the USS Oklahoma.


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