Memorial service held for Mississippi sailor killed during Pearl Harbor attack

Photo: WJTV

WESSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Hundreds gathered Wednesday in Wesson to honor the life of a Mississippi sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago today.

Navy Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston, of Wesson, was finally laid to rest in his hometown Wednesday.

Navy Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston (photo courtesy of family)
Navy Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston (photo courtesy of family)

He went unaccounted for, for many decades after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Scientists were able to identify his remains this year. His remains were returned to the Magnolia state Tuesday.

A full military graveside service was held Wednesday at the Wesson Cemetery on the anniversary of his death.

 

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