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U.S. Navy Seaman killed in Pearl Harbor returns home

Posted at 10:38 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 22:58:33-05

A U.S. Navy Seaman can finally be laid to rest back home.

Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked by a Japanese aircraft in 1941 in Pearl Harbor.

Bruesewitz was killed during the attack, and it wasn't until November when The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that he was accounted for in March.

His remains were returned to his family at BWI Marshall Airport Thursday evening for a scheduled burial with full military honors.

Bruesewitz will be laid to rest on Friday at the Arlington National Cemetery for Pearl Harbor Day.