More than 300 attend burial of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

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 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. "It's so overwhelming. All the people on the parade route and here, the respect - it's truly overwhelming," she said. "I've always been so proud of my grandfather. Throughout my life, I told anyone who would listen. I don't have the words to tell you how happy this makes me. Truly, this is an honor." (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com 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.

MLive.com 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.

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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