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Flags lowered at halfstaff in honor of Kentucky sailor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Flags at all state office buildings were lowered to half-staff Monday, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II.The remains of 22-year-old Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, of Caney, were only recently identified.- Advertisement – Johnson was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Johnson.Johnson was buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Monday.