Badilla, Manuel Domonic, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1939-1941, 00-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
Service Years
1939 - 1941
Fireman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Santa Barbara, CA
Last Address
1217 Ohio St
Long Beach, CA
(Mother~Sally Cush Johnson)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
USS ARIZONA (BB-39) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Entombed in the Hull of the Arizona

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 Duty Stations
USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1939-1941, 00-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  FIREMAN 1st CLASS (F1c) Pre 1943 this was a rank of E-4
  May 30, 1939, Long Beach High School Graduate - 19391
  Oct 10, 1939, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 382-11-60
  Dec 20, 1939, Received on the USS Arizona
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in Action
  Jan 08, 2017, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Fireman/1c Manuel Badilla was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Arizona BB39.

Son of Soledad "Sallie" Olvias and Manuel Badilla. He had a sister named Margarita "Margret" Badilla. He wanted to serve his country he had to persuade His mother allow him and it took several tries to convince her. But finally he was allowed.

He served in the navy with his best friend Robert Clayton of the Arizona and his Uncle Gregory Jankowiak of the Pensacola. They were all stationed at Pearl Harbor together.

His Uncle Gregory had spoken to Manual seconds before the bombing occurred the Arizona was hit right before Gregory's eyes and he had to fight instincts to run towards it to possibly save Manuel who had been standing on deck or to return to his ship and prepare to fight.

Manuel and Robert Clayton (also killed) had wanted to open up a fishing boat company once they were out of the Navy. 

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 Military Association Memberships
USS Arizona MemorialWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  1941, USS Arizona Memorial [Verified]
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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