DES MOINES, Iowa. (KWWL) – Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 16, to honor a fallen U.S. sailor.
Navy Carpenter’s Mate 3rd Class William L. Kvidera, of Traer, was killed in action on December 7, 1941, when the USS Oklahoma was attacked by Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor.
The 22-year-old was accounted for on July, 3 2018. Kvidera’s remains were returned to his family for burial in Traer with full military honors.