Special homecoming for Albuquerque family

Dec 08, 2018 810

BY: Maddy Hayden

For Albuquerque resident Racheli Bauer, today, 77 years after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is an especially poignant anniversary. Her uncle, Navy radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class Dante Sylvester Tini, was one of 2,403 service members and civilians killed during the attack that led to the country’s entry into World War II.

But Tini’s remains were never identified. Then, in August, Bauer got a call saying that the DNA she had provided three years earlier was a perfect match to bones exhumed from an area called the Punchbowl, where the remains of hundreds of unidentified USS Oklahoma casualties were interred. Dante Tini had been found.

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SOURCE: https://www.abqjournal.com/

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