A Sailor killed is brought home and buried after 75 years

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A Navy service member received a proper funeral on Saturday, 75 years after his death.

Fireman Third-Class Edwin Hopkins was buried with full military honors in his hometown Keene, New Hampshire.

He was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Hopkins was later buried in an anonymous grave in Honolulu.

His family had no idea what happened to him until DNA science confirmed his identity many years later.

His cousin said that Saturday was a day to celebrate because Hopkins finally made his way back home.

He was killed serving on the USS Oklahoma when he was 19.

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