The body of a sailor killed in Pearl Harbor is back in Bowling Green after 80 years

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The body of a navy seaman killed in the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II is now at a Bowling Green funeral home in preparation for his burial this weekend.

Last night, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard Scott Magers’ body was flown to Nashville and driven up I-65 with an escort of Kentucky State Police and a group of bikers called the Rolling Thunder.

This has been a homecoming 80 years in the making.

Mager was aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma when Japanese forces attacked the naval base.

Magers will be buried behind Merry Oaks United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to attend.