Wednesday, December 7, 2016

(Not-So-) Wordless Wednesday: Pearl Harbor Memorial, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, Texas

A Pearl Harbor Memorial marker was dedicated at Memorial Day observances in 2007 at Sherrill Park along the Corpus Christi Bayfront. The marker was donated by one Pearl Harbor survivor and local resident, Harry P. Ogg, and honors other members of the local chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association who were on or within three miles of Oahu and survived the attack.

Here are the names etched on the marble memorial I photographed (above) on June 18, 2016:

Acuna, Miguel L. 
Alexander, Marvin T. 
Batterson, Robert E. 
Beardsley, Russell N. 
Beamon, Thomas E. 
Bean, Harold R. 
Beir, Edward N. 
Blackmon, Benjamin 
Bowman, Leon G. 
Boyer, Roger R. 
Brauer, Carl M. 
Brown, Eager W. Jr. 
Byram, Richard R. 
Champion, Elmo M. 
Chandler, Hiram F. 
Cochran, Earnest A. 
Connolly, Jack L. 
Cordy, Albert 
Cox, Aubrey 
Crow, Joseph J. 
Crow, William T. 

Dunn, Abner J. 
Durham, Clarence W. 
Eckel, William H. 
Edwards, Ford O. 
Ellison, Len H. 
Eslick, Garlen W. 
Featherling, Howard E. 
Garret, William P. 
Gill, Noel L. 
Grebbien, Louis J. 
Gunn, Hamilton W. 
Harrington, Earl R. 
Hasker, Raymond F. 
Hatcher, Carl L. 
Heath, Davis C. 
Hobbs, Billy 
Johnson, Albert E. 
Johnson, Alpan W. 
Johnson, Donald D. 
Kerns, James T. 
Koch, Leo B. 

Kurmadas, Leo J. 
Lawson, Charles J. 
Little, Clarence T. 
Loyd, Walter W. 
Mallard, C.W. 
Manning, Alfred D. 
Martin, Joseph S. 
Martin, Martin W. 
McClelland, James A. 
McKinney, Joseph C. 
McDaniel, T. J. 
McNatt, James W. 
Miller, Hamilton S. 
Montalvo, Henry 
Morgan, Whittle P. 
Ogg, Harry P. 
Oltman, Forest A. 
Parsons, John C. 
Perez, Jose A. 
Petersen, Wallace T. 
Rabalais, James P. 

Ragusin, Marcus C. 
Ramsey, Charles S. 
Rector, Jimmy O. 
Revoir, Charles L. 
Roberts, Cyrus Lee 
Robinson, Clifford R. 
Seiser, Edwin O. 
Sierman, James A. 
Shaw, Strather S. 
Smith, Jesse R. III 
Spencer, Gaston R. 
Strakos, Louis P. 
Tarnawski, Michael S. 
Timlin, Charles S. Jr. 
Vrana, Leo R. 
Walbert, Herman H. 
Wentrecek, Daniel E. 
Woodward, Eugene G. 
Younts, Cameron L. 

Above:  Pearl Harbor Memorial [8 October 2008] / Terry Ross / CC BY-SA 2.0

As of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, at least four of these gentlemen were still alive, according to a December 1 article in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:  Marvin T. Alexander, Robert E. "Bob Batterson, Abner J. Dunn, and Walter W. Loyd.  At age 95, Mr. Batterson still serves as a volunteer on the USS Lexington museum in Corpus Christi.

Sherrill Park was named for Warren Joseph Sherrill, the first Corpus Christi resident to lose his life in World War II, on board the USS Arizona.

This post was done for The Honor Roll Project begun by Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy.

© Amanda Pape - 2016 - click here to e-mail me.

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