Ward, James, SN Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary Designator/NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Unknown NEC Rating Group
Last Duty Station
1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1921
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Springfield, OH

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II*
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, 00-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1940, Recruit Training Command (RTC Great Lakes, IL), 0000
 Combat and Operations History
  1941-1941 Engagements/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Comments/Citation
Citation: For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. When it was seen that the U.S.S. Oklahoma was going to capsize and the order was given to abandon ship, Ward remained in a turret holding a flashlight so the remainder of the turret crew could see to escape, thereby sacrificing his own life.

   
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