Floridian killed in Pearl Harbor attack at age 22 finally laid to rest 80 years later

Posted: Nov 9, 2020 / 02:51 PM EST/ Updated: Nov 9, 2020 / 05:18 PM EST

Sailors assigned to Navy Region Hawaii and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) conduct a funeral for U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James M. Flanagan at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 6, 2020. Flanagan was assigned to the USS Oklahoma which sustained fire from Japanese aircraft and multiple torpedo hits causing the ship to capsize and resulted in the deaths of more than 400 crew members on Dec. 7, 1941, at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Flanagan was recently identified through DNA analysis by the DPAA forensic laboratory and laid to rest with full military honors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Apryl Hall)

HONOLULU, Hi (WFLA) — A Florida native killed in the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor when he was just 22 was finally identified and laid to rest last week.

A small group of service members gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu Friday to honor and lay to rest US Navy Seaman 2nd Class James M. Flanagan.

Flanagan, of Jacksonville, Florida, was killed at age 22 during

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