Sailor killed in WWII Pearl Harbor attack to be buried

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CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) - A sailor from New Jersey killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II will be laid to rest next weekend in his hometown.

The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports that family members have issued an open invitation to the Sept. 14 funeral in Clayton for Fireman 3rd Class Harold Kendall "Bud" Costill, 18, a sailor on the battleship USS West Virginia who was killed in the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

Costill 's remains were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in a "unknowns" casket among the 106 killed aboard the West Virginia. The Department of Defense notified the family in June that Costill had been identified 78 years after being listed as missing in action.

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