Marine killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in California

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A military honor guard escorts the casket of Marine Corps, Pfc. John Franklin Middleswart for a full military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in San Diego. Eighty years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and just months after his remains were finally identified, the California Marine has been laid to rest with full military honors. About 50 people attended the ceremony Tuesday in his hometown of San Diego, the Union-Tribune reported. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eighty years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and just months after his remains were finally identified, a California Marine has been laid to rest with full military honors.

The Union-Tribune says about 50 people attended the ceremony Tuesday for Pfc. John Franklin Middleswart at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in his hometown of San Diego.

Marines fired a three-volley rifle salute. Another sounded “Taps” on a bugle.

Middleswart was 19 when he was killed along with more than 400 people aboard the battleship Oklahoma. He was identified through DNA. One of his nephews called it “the end of a journey.”

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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