Edwin Carrell Hamilton was born Jan. 11, 1922. His mother, Ethel, was a homemaker and his father, Carrell C., a railroad worker.
The 1930 Census said the family lived at Pueblo, Colorado, but by 1935 they had moved to Denver. That same Census said Edwin was adopted. He was the Hamilton’s only child.
Edwin graduated from East High, where the yearbook said he was in the class of 1941.
Mr. Hamilton enlisted in the Navy on Jan. 27, 1941. He was a seaman first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that Dec. 7.
Sources: Special thanks to Janice Green, a cousin. Other sources include: The Denver (Colorado) Post; Census; Navy muster roll; East HIgh School yearbook; POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Navy photo. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.
*NOTE: The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial does not list a home State for this service member. Research shows Colorado as S1c Hamilton’s home State.