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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried in Michigan

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -

The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor will be returned to Port Huron, Michigan, for burial on his family's cemetery plot.

Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home released a statement Monday saying the Navy recently identified the remains of Fred M. Jones. The 30-year-old was aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

The funeral home says his escorted casket will arrive at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and graveside military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Navy on Saturday, May 20, at Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron.

A grandniece of Jones, Sue Nichols of Burton, Michigan, tells the Port Huron Times Herald the family is grateful for the discovery of his remains.

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