Phares, Don, MU1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MU-3853-Unit Leader
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1954-1955, MU-3853, USS Dixie (AD-14)
Service Years
1933 - 1955
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Phares, Don, MU1 USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Atlantic, Iowa

Date of Passing
Aug 05, 1967
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1955, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1957, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1957, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Other Comments:

Current photo: Dad is in front row, kneeling at the left--COMCRUDESPAC Band.  Around Dec 1955, just before retirement. The drummer played marimbas for the Lawerence Welk show in the 50' and 60', Jack Imel,  Member Local 47 Musicians Union.


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  1933-1937, MU-3805, USS Arizona (BB-39)


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USS Arizona (BB-39) Unit Page


MU-3805-Saxophone Instrumentalist

Long Beach, Ca

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 USS Arizona (BB-39) Details

USS Arizona (BB-39)
Pennsylvania Class Battleship: Displacement 31,400 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 6" (oa) x 97' 1" x 29' 10" (Max). Armament 12 x 14"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 34,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 915. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, March 16, 1914. Launched June 19, 1915. Commissioned October 17, 1916. Decommissioned (War Loss). Stricken December 1, 1942. Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft during attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 1941. Arizona still rests in the berth where she sank. A Memorial to her crew was built over the wreck in 1962. 1,177 Officers and Men were lost with the ship and remain on duty inside her rusting hulk. The wreck is still bleeding fuel oil, more than 70 years after her sinking.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends

Best Moment
Being in "Here Comes The Navy" with James Cagney.

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USS Arizona (BB-39)

Kirkpatrick, Thomas Leroy, CAPT, (1918-1941) OFF 410X Captain
Craig, James Edwin, LCDR, (1918-1941) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Higginbotham, Grover Stanley, CAPT, (1935-1964) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Carter, Paxton Turner, P.C., (1934-1941) WO WO Pay Clerk (WO)
Ebel, Walter Charles, CPO, (1926-1941) TC TC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Royer, Amedee, CPO, (1925-1955) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Borger, Richard, CPO, (1925-1941) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Chace, Raymond Vincent, CPO, (1920-1941) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Molpus, Richard Preston, CPO, (1919-1941) ME ME-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nelson, Lawrence Adolphus, CTC, (1922-1941) TC TC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wilson, Comer Anderson, CPO, (1930-1941) BM BM-0000 Chief Boatswain's Mate
Arrant, John Anderson, PO1, (1936-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bangert, John Henry, PO1, (1936-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bishop, Grover, PO1, (1936-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Charlton, Charles Nicholas, PO1, (1930-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cockrum, Kenneth Earl, PO1, (1935-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Thomas Ray, PO1, (1932-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ewell, Alfred Adam, PO1, (1930-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hendrickson, Carl, CPO, (1928-1954) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Klein, John, CPO, (1919-1945) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Murdock, Charles Luther, PO1, (1935-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Reed, James Buchanan, PO1, (1936-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Robertson, James Milton, PO1, (1936-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sather, William Ford, PO1, (1936-1941) PM PM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Nelson, Henry Clarence, PO1, (1933-1941) BM BM-0000 Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Bernard, Frank Peter, PO2, (1935-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Callaghan, James Thomas, PO2, (1936-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hendrickson, Carl, CPO, (1928-1954) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
May, Louis Eugene, PO2, (1937-1941) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ray, Harry Joseph, PO2, (1926-1941) BM BM-0000 Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Bellamy, James Curtis, PO3, (1936-1941) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bennett, William Edmond, PO3, (1937-1941) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Malson, Harry Lynn, PO3, (1935-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Anderson, Irwin Corinthias, S1c, (1936-1941) MAT MATT-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Brown, Byron, LCDR, (1935-1955) BM BM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Apple, Robert William, F1c, (1937-1941) 00 00-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Bunton, Frank N. [Other Service Rank]
Alexander, George, CAPT, (1906-1938) Captain
Bennion, Mervyn Sharp, CAPT, (1910-1941) Commander
Crouch, Edwin Mason, CAPT, (1917-1945) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Lohmann, Philip Daniel, RADM, (1923-1953) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Ryan Jr., Thomas John, RADM, (1921-1950) Lieutenant
Adams, Carlton Rolla, RADM, (1930-1959) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Arnold, Jackson D., ADM, (1934-1971) Ensign
Dial, Nathaniel Minter, LT, (1932-1945) OFF Ensign
Fraser, Archie Donald, RADM, (1931-1956) Ensign
Harlfinger, Frederick, VADM, (1935-1974) Ensign
Moore, John Anderson, CDR, (1932-1944) Ensign
Marshall, Claude, CPO, (1935-1957) Petty Officer First Class

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