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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

  • THE FLINT JOURNAL-MLIVE.COM VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    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 today at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Mich.

  • THE FLINT JOURNAL-MLIVE.COM VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    U.S. Navy sailor Fred M. 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.

  • THE FLINT JOURNAL-MLIVE.COM VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Helen Kellie Cosner of Seattle, granddaughter of U.S. Navy sailor Fred M. Jones, weeps as she holds her grandfather’s burial flag in front of more than 300 people gathered to commemorate Jones’ life and service to his country during his funeral today at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Mich.

PORT HURON, Mich. >> 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.

MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended today’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.

MLive.com 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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