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LA Times Today: 80 years later, a San Diego burial for sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
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LA Times Today: 80 years later, a San Diego burial for sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

A Navy sailor finally came home to rest in San Diego this month — 80 years after perishing off the coast of Hawaii on the battleship Oklahoma.

That infamous day in history was Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

San Diego Union-Tribune reporter John Wilkens explains how this sailor’s once unidentifiable remains were recently matched through DNA testing.