Ward, James Richard, S1c
Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class (E-3)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Last Duty Station
1941-1941, S1c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springfield
Last Address
Springfield, OH

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Ferncliff Cemetery - Springfield, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
Medal of Honor
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  1941, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1941, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1941, World War II Fallen
  1941, Medal of Honor - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, S1c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-44)/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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