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Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
USS Utah Memorial
 
USS Utah Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
circa October 25, 2012
1. USS Utah Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. This memorial was officially authorized by the 91st Congress of the United States of America on 14 October 1970. Its construction was made possible by Congressional appropriation and by the generous contributions of many individuals and organizations devoted to the preservation of heroic memories.

Dedicated Memorial Day 1972

Constructed under the direction of the U.S. Navy.
Secretary: John M. Chaffee Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet - Admiral B.A. Clarey, USN Commandants 14 Naval District - RADM T.B. Hayward, USN RADM H.S. Morgan, Jr, USN

Construction Agency: Pacific Division
Naval Facilities Engineer - RADM S.R. Smith, CSC, USN Officer-in-Charge of Construction CAPT L.G. Timberlake, CSC, USN Architect-Engineer: Officer-in-Charge of Construction, Mid Pacific Contractor: Kahaluu Construction Co., Inc.

"While we honor those who here gave their last full measure of devotion all of us hope and pray that the time will come when we no longer need to dedicate memorials to men who died in battle --- that we will dedicate memorials to those who live in peace --- to all nations and all men".

Frank G. Moss United States Senator-Utah Ground Breaking-7 December 1971

[Lower Marker:]
Honor Roll
William D. Arbuckle
 
USS Utah Memorial Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Joe
2. USS Utah Memorial Markers
These markers are seen below the flag pole.
 
Joseph Barta Rudolf P. Bielka Virgil C. Bigham John E. Black John Thomas “Jack” Blackburn Pallas Franklin Brown William Frank Brunner F. T. Burgarin George Chestnutt, Jr. Lloyd Dale Clippard Joseph Ucline Conner John Reeves Crain David Lloyd Crossett Billy Rex Davis Leroy Dennis William E. Marshall Douglas Dieckhoff William Hugh Dosser Vernon J. Eldsvig Melvin Armour Gandre Kenneth Mace Gift Charles N. Gregorie Herold A. Harveson Clifford Dale Hill Emery Lyle Houde David G. Jackson Leroy Henry Jones William Arthur Juedes John Louis Kaelin Erik T. Kampmeyer, Joseph N. Karabon William H. Kent George William La Rue John G. Little, III Kenneth Lee Lynch Rudolph M. Martinez Charles O. Michael Marvin E. Miller Donald C. Norman Orris Nate Norman Edwin N. Odgaard Elmer Anthony Parker Forrest Hubert Perry James W. Phillips Walter Howard Ponders Frank Edward Reed Ralph Edward Scott Henson T. Shouse George R. Smith Robert Daniel Smith Joseph Byron Sousley Gerald Victor Strinez Peter Tomich Elmer Herbert Ulrich Michael W. Villa Vernado Wetrich Glen Albert White
 
Erected 1972 by U.S. Navy.
 
Location. 21° 22.132′ N, 157° 57.724′ W. Marker is in
 
USS Utah Photo, Click for full size
By Joe
3. USS Utah
 
Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Saratoga Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS West Virginia Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); U. S. S. Missouri (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS Arizona Memorial (approx. mile away); U.S.S. Arizona (approx. mile away); U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Regarding USS Utah Memorial. Navy Chief Yeoman Albert T.D. Wagner, took the ashes of his infant daughter aboard the USS Utah so when the ship went out for maneuvers they could be scattered at sea. Chief Yeoman Wagner survived the attack but his daughter's ashes were never retrieved and they still are in his locker. Her twin sister visits the site often and is grateful that there are so many heroes guarding over her.
 
Also see . . .  The USS Utah. On the northeast side of Ford Island more ships sat at anchor, among them an aging veteran of many years of Naval service, the USS Utah. The Utah still served with pride, but in an inglorious but important role. For nine weeks the Utah had already been subject to almost daily bombing attacks....by AMERICAN pilots. The USS Utah, in its old age, had been converted to a training vessel or "target ship". (Submitted on October 7, 2012.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2012. This page has been viewed 286 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2012.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Joe of Tokyo, Japan.   3. submitted on October 6, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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