Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Attack Coming Home for Funeral

A very special funeral service will be taking place in Macon County over the weekend.

Frank Wood, a veteran who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will be making his way home for a funeral service that will be taking place on Saturday at Carson Cemetery in Franklin.

Wood was serving on USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor Attack. Recently, due to DNA testing, Wood’s remains were positively identified.

Jim McGill, Commander of American Legion Post 108 says that the American Legion Riders will be escorting Wood’s hearse back to Franklin, from the Atlanta airport on Friday.

The full military funeral service for Wood is taking place at Carson Cemetery at 2 in the afternoon on Saturday, and McGill says that a shuttle will be leaving from American Legion Post 108 in Franklin, taking passengers to the cemetery starting at noon.

McGill says that there will also be a procession taking place on Saturday, “We will depart from Post 108, and go to Macon Funeral home with the Legion Riders, the Patriot Guard, and several other groups. We will escort the procession from Macon Funeral Home up town hill. There will be a firetruck there with a big flag hanging over the road. If anybody wants to see the procession come by and pay your respects to this young man that died at his duty station, that would be the place to go.”