May 23, 2017

Vet Briefs May 22

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

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, Mich. reports that more than 300 people attended The May 20 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 May 20 that the turnout for her grandfather’s services was “overwhelming.” AP

Utah Navy sailor’s remains to come home after 75 years

A Utah soldier killed in the Pearl Harbor bombing will finally get a proper funeral.
Reports say the U.S. Navy identified the remains of Navy Musician 1st Class Elliott Dean Larsen when they matched his DNA with his sister and niece. He had been reported missing in action for 75 years. He died at age 25.
Larsen’s niece Lisa King says the Navy had requested DNA samples from her and her mother in 2011. She says the process has brought her closer to the uncle she never got the chance to meet.
Larsen’s remains are expected to arrive at the Salt Lake City airport on May 25. His family is hosting a graveside service for him in his native Monroe May 26. AP

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