PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sailor has been buried with full military honors at a cemetery in Paducah.
It fulfills his family’s wishes to bring his remains home after his death during the attack at Pearl Harbor. Members of a Navy Honor Guard carried Hal Jake Allison’s flag-draped casket to his gravesite on Friday.
The Paducah Sun reports that he was buried next to his parents. His descendants from across the nation gathered at the western Kentucky cemetery.
Allison was a 21-year-old Navy fireman second class when he was killed while serving on the USS Oklahoma.