Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
PEORIA, IL-(Effingham Radio)- A Peoria family says it is happy to know where a sailor who died in the attack in Pearl Harbor is.
William “Bill” Hellstern’s family yesterday said researchers identified his remains last month.
Hellstern was 20-years-old when he died in the attack in December of 1941.
He was a sailor on the USS Oklahoma.
Hellstern’s nephew, Ted Hummell, told WMBD TV yesterday that their story proves it’s true that the military never leaves a man behind.