75 Years After Pearl Harbor, Serviceman’s Remain are Returned Home to MS


(Jackson, MS)- The remains of a Mississippi serviceman who died aboard the USS Oklahoma 75 years ago have been identified through a specialized DNA test. Tuesday, the remains were returned home to his relatives. Twenty-three-year-old Navy Fireman 1st class Jim H. Johnston was aboard the USS Oklahoma when it was hit by a surprise attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Four hundred twenty-nine crewmen died, including Johnston. No single vessel at Pearl Harbor, with the exception of the USS Arizona, suffered as many fatalities.


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