After 75 years, Utahn killed in Pearl Harbor comes home

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  • Hope & Faith give us strength Utah County, UT
    May 26, 2017 8:54 a.m.

    If he had lived, how many more lives would have stemmed from his?

    Just reflecting on that reminds me of how ugly and unjustified war is. I believe in defending our families of course. But I look at war as one of the greatest robbers of life, potential, and family to ever take its ugly hold over the human heart. How people can rise to such hatred is despicable. I look to Pearl Harbor as a keen reminder that any nation that would is a nation that needs to be humbled by someone, and eventually will be in equal or greater measure to their pride.

    It's good to see a family turn a sad past into a positive future. They are a great example!

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    May 26, 2017 8:10 a.m.

    RIP Seaman Larsen. Anchors Away

  • Spalding55 Placentia, CA
    May 25, 2017 9:57 p.m.

    A great story for Memorial Day.

    "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived” — George S. Patton

  • PHJN25 Springville, UT
    May 25, 2017 9:21 p.m.

    Your Deseret News reporter, Annie Knox, has done an exceptional job of reporting on the return to Utah of the remains of Elliott Deen Larsen, United States Navy.

    My wife Debbie and I had the privilege of being given a tour of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's morgue at the Pearl Harbor/Hickam Joint Base this past December. It was an amazing facility. The employees of this facility, both military and civilian, are dedicated to identifying the remains of all members of the Armed Forces of the United States as each set of new unidentified remains is discovered. Remains of our service members are being found where Americans once fought and died.

    There is an old saying in the Navy: "The Navy always takes care of its own." Thanks to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and other organizations within the Department of Defense---and volunteers who assist these agencies---the Armed Forces of the United States always take care of their own.

    Thank you, Ms. Knox, for reporting this story in the Deseret News!

    Andy McKane, Springville, Utah from Ke Nani Kai, Molokai

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 25, 2017 7:53 p.m.

    Great story, great outcome! Thank you for your service, Seaman Larsen...