Frank Peter Yomine was born April 28, 1923, in Illinois. His father, Nicholas Yomine, was a truck driver, and his mother, Josephine Yomine, a homemaker. The father immigrated from Italy.
Frank attended Proviso High in Melrose Park, where he played football and swam.
He enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 13, 1940, and was a fireman second class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
A memorial service was held in February 1942 at Mount Carmel Church in Melrose Park.
His father was a World War I veteran and a member of the Sarlo-Sharp American Legion Post. His mother became an aircraft plant worker during World War II.
Sources: The Chicago Tribune; 1945 Proviso High yearbook; The Star-Progress of Bellwood, Illinois; The Herald of Maywood, Illinois; Census; Navy muster roll; World War II draft registration card. Note: Social Security records say Frank was born April 28, 1922, but that would not be possible because an older brother was born in the fall of 1921. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona