Poindexter, Herbert Joseph, Jr., S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1939-1941, S1c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1936 - 1941
Seaman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jacksonville, FL
Last Address
2019 Hubbard St
Jacksonville, Fl

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 1 (cepnotaph)

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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Relief (AH-1)
  1936-1939, S1c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1939-1939, S1c-0000, USS Relief (AH-1)
  1939-1941, S1c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 24, 1941, Missing in Action telegram1
  Oct 02, 2018, Remains identified
  Apr 02, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Herbert Joseph Poindexter, Jr joined the US Navy from Florida and was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was declared missing in action, his remains among those commingled with others in a mass grave.

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknown remains from the Punchbowl for analysis.

To identify Poindexter’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

His remains will be buried in his hometown in June 2019.

Service number: 2682231
 Military Association Memberships
American Battle Monuments CommissionWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryPearl Harbor Fallen
  2019, American Battle Monuments Commission
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, Pearl Harbor Fallen
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