HA1c Doyne Conley Huie,

Unknown Sailor

HA1c Doyne Conley Huie

Doyne Conley Huie was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Arkansas to Walter Huie, a blacksmith, and Nancy Moore Huie, a homemaker.

The family moved to Deering in far southeast Missouri some time after the 1930 Census.

The son graduated from Deering High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Navy that July 2.He was a hospital apprentice first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

A memorial service honored him in February 1942 at the high school in Deering, population 187.

His body was found Dec. 10 and buried in Hawaii for the duration of the war. It was returned to the mainland in 1947 and buried at Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. There is a cenotaph in his honor at the Huie Cemetery in Clinton, Arkansas.


Sources: the Caruthersville (Missouri) Journal; U.S. national cemetery interment control form; Census; Navy muster roll; cenotaph. Navy photograph. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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