Editor’s Note: An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated that Ensign England was originally from Colorado and was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. That information has since been corrected. 9NEWS regrets the errors.
KUSA - A Naval officer killed at Pearl Harbor was finally laid to rest after 75 years.
England was born in Missouri but grew up in California. His parents eventually moved to Colorado, which is why his remains were returned here for permanent burial.
He was on board the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 when Japanese torpedoes caused the ship to burn and capsize. A total of 429 officers and men were killed or went missing, including England.
England's remains sat unidentified at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii until they were identified earlier this year and sent to Colorado.
On Saturday, he was buried with full military honors in Colorado Springs next to his parents.
"It’s been a bit of a fight to bring him home, and that’s what we did today," England’s niece Katy Bemiss said.
England’s remains are now buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs .