Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
USS Nevada BB-36
Despite this damage and with very heavy casualties on the anti-aircraft battery complement, all guns were still firing, the places of the wounded and dying taken by men from other divisions of the ship. Many of
Congressional Medal of Honor
Chief Boatswain Edwin J. Hill, USN
Machinist Donald K. Ross, USN
Ensign Harold J. Christopher, USN
Ned B. Curtis, PHM 2, USN
Ensign Frederick C. Davis, USN
GYSGT Charles E. Douglas, USMC CPL Joe R. Driskill, USMC Ensign Ernest H. Dunlap Jr., USN George Daniel Etcell, CSF, USN Louis G. Gombasy, SEA 2, USN Ensign Allen J. Huttenberg, USN Paul Jones McMurtry, BM1, USN James L. Snyder, USN Ensign Joseph K. Taussig Jr., USN Ensign Thomas H. Layton, USN LCDR
Killed in Action
Anderson, Arnold Leo SEA 1 Aquino, Zoilo STM 1 Bingham, James Roberts SEA 2 Bledsoe, Herman STM 2 Briggs, Lyle Lee EM 2 Britton, Thomas A. CPL Christopher, Harold J. ENS Cook, Joseph William GM 3 Corbin, Leon John GM 1 Davis, Frederick C. ENS Dukes, Lonnie William SEA 1 Echols, Edward Wesley COX Edwards, Harry Lee SEA 1 Faddis, George Leon GM 3 Fugate, Kay Ivan SEA 1 Gantner, Samuel Merritt BM 2 Giles, Thomas Robert EM 3 Goetsch, Herman August SEA 1 Gallachson, Arthur K. SEA 2 Hallmark, Johnie W. SEA 1 Harker, Charles Ward FMC 3 Heath, Francis C. PFC Heim, Gerald Leroy SEA 2 Hill, Edwin J. CWO Hubner, Edgar SEA 1 Irish, Robert Clement SEA 2 Johnson, Flavous, B.M. GM 3 King, Orveil V. Jr. PFC Lamons, Kenneth Taft BM 2 Life, Wilbur Thomas SEA 2 Lunsford, Jack L. PFC Luntia, John Kallervo SEA 1 Mafnas, Andres Franquez STM 1 Martin, Dale Lewis SC 1 Mayfield, Frazier STM 1 McGhee, Lester Fred SEA 1 McGuskin, Edward L. SEA 1 Morrissey, Edward F. PFC Norvelle, Alwyn Berry CSKA Neuendorf, William F. Jr., SAR Patterson, Elmer Marvin OC2 Peck, Eugene Edward SEA 2 Robinson, Mark Clifton STM 1 Ronning, Emil Oliver COX Rushford, Harvey George SEA 2 Schwarting, Herbert C. SEA 1 Shaum, Donald Robert SEA
December 7, 1941
”1330 Remembered the dead
Half Mast colors
1425 Two Blocked Colors.”
Re-dedicated on July 11, 2014
to the Nevadans who served and
sacrificed to defend our freedom
Navy League of the United States,
Reno Council — in honor of the
Nevada State Sesquicentennial
Erected 1991 by State of Nevada.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 39° 9.837′ N, 119° 45.931′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Memorial can be reached from East Musser Street near North Fall Street when traveling south. Marker is located on the east side of the Nevada State Capitol, on the State Capitol Mall. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Elm (a few steps from this marker); State Printing Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevadas Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson City (about 300 feet away); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (about 400 feet away); Tribute to Nevada Coal Miners (about 400 feet away); Charles W. Friend House, Observatory, and Weather Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Also see . . .
1. World War II: USS Nevada (BB-36). Granted a degree of maneuverability due to its location that its compatriots on Battleship Row lacked, Nevada was the only American battleship to get underway as Japanese struck. Working its way down the harbor, the ships anti-aircraft gunners fought valiantly but the ship quickly sustained a torpedo hit followed by five bomb strikes. (Submitted on November 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Veteran battleship USS Nevada found in Pacific. Following salvage operations she soon rejoined the war effort, sailing to the United Kingdom to take part in the D-Day landings, amongst other European operations. She then sailed to the Pacific, arriving off Iwo Jima in February 1945 and played an important part in the invasion of Okinawa. After WWII, USS Nevada was assigned to be a target ship in the first Bikini atomic experiments in 1946, which she survived. (Submitted on November 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. USS Nevada (BB-36) (Wikipedia). On May 11, 2020, it was announced that a joint expedition by Ocean Infinity, with its ship the Pacific Constructor, and the operations center of SEARCH Inc., headed by Dr. James Delgado had discovered Nevada's wreck. It is located at a depth of 15,400 feet off the coast of Hawaii and about 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor. The wreck lies upside down, with the main hull carrying the scars of shell fire and torpedo hits. (Submitted on November 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on November 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.