S1c Frank Jr. Ehrmantraut,

Unknown Sailor

S1c Frank Jr. Ehrmantraut

Frank Ehrmantraut Jr. was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 17, 1921 and attended Arsenal Technical High School in the city.

He enlisted in the Navy on Jan. 11, 1940, and was a seaman first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

His father, Frank Sr., was a World War I veteran who later worked as a truck driver for an ice business, as a taxi driver, and at a hospital. His mother, Etalee, was a homemaker and worked at a bakery.


Sources: The Indianapolis Star; birth certificate; Navy muster roll; Census; VA death file. 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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