The funeral services for a fallen World War II sailor were held on Saturday after he was flown to Tulsa last week.
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Family gathered to lay Navy Fireman First Class Hadley Heavin to rest with hundreds lining the streets for his procession. Heavin served until he was killed aboard the USS West Virginia on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Heavin's remains were unaccounted for until last year when his surviving brother provided DNA samples to help identify him.
"Truly blessed, truly blessed, to get Hadley back after 79 years, we've been hoping for this for a long time," said his brother Charles Heavin.
He was laid to rest next to one of his brothers at the Baxter Springs Cemetery.