USS Oklahoma sailor accounted for from World War II

Holt County native to be buried in Atkinson



An Atkinson soldier missing in action since World War II will return home to his final resting place in the Holt County community.

According to the U.S. Navy, American Legion and Holt County Veteran Service Office, repatriation of F1C Louis Tushla is set July 15 to July 17.

On Sept. 30, 2020, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Navy Fireman First Class Louis J. Tushla, 25, of Atkinson, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 27, 2020.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Tushla was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl...

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