Rob Sederstrom spent days one summer visiting a cemetery nicknamed the Punchbowl while studying for his CPA exam years ago in Honolulu. He found solace there, being able to pay respect to an uncle he never met but considered a hero,. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific has been the resting place for most of the 429 sailors and Marines who were killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, including Ensign Verdi D. Sederstrom of Salem.