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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

Six U.S. Navy officers carry the flag-draped casket containing U.S. Navy Sailor Fred M. Jones to his final resting place during his funeral service on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Mich. Jones was aboard the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked by Japanese fighter planes on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. Over seven decades later, his remains were able to be identified by DNA testing. (Jake May/The Flint via AP)

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family’s cemetery plot in Port Huron. reports ( ) that more than 300 people attended Saturday’s funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was escorted from a Detroit-area airport.

Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home said in a statement earlier this month that the Navy recently identified Jones’ remains. The 30-year-old was aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. reports that Jones was a machinist’s first mate when the battleship and other vessels were attacked by the Japanese during World War II.

Helen Kellie Cosner said Saturday that the turnout for her grandfather’s services was “overwhelming.”


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