The remains of an American who died at Pearl Harbor are finally going to return home.

FOX's Dave Anthony reports:

Nearly 75 years ago Lewis Wagoner was a Navy sailor aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. A friend of Wagoner's told his family he jumped from the sinking battleship, but wasn't a good swimmer. One of the more than 2,000 U.S. troops killed.

Wagoner's body was recovered, but for decades was buried among the unknowns in a Hawaii cemetery, until last year when the military dug them up to use modern DNA testing and last week they were able to identify Wagoner.

Friday, his remains will be flown to Kansas, for a memorial service and burial. Next to three of his seven brothers. Wagoner's 70-year-old niece calls it bittersweet.

Dave Anthony, FOX News.