Gallery: A hero is finally home

Published 6:24 am Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston was buried Wednesday with full military honors 75 years after the Wesson native was killed at Pearl Harbor during World War II.

The 23-year-old Wesson sailor died along with the other 428 crewmen on board the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The Oklahoma, moored at Ford Island, took several torpedo hits and quickly capsized. No single vessel at Pearl Harbor, with the exception of the USS Arizona, suffered as many fatalities.

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