S1c Frank Weaver Hindman,

Unknown Sailor

S1c Frank Weaver Hindman

Frank Weaver Hindman was born Dec. 9, 1921 at Anniston, Alabama 60 miles east of Birmingham. His mother, Minnie Walker Hindman, was a homemaker and his father, Jessie HIndman, a machinist at a twine factory.

The 1930 Census said Frank and his three siblings lived with their mother, who was divorced and worked as a private nurse. She died in January 1936 of what her obituary described as a lingering illness

By April 1940, Frank and a younger brother lived with their maternal grandparents in nearby Ohatchee. He was still in high school and had completed two years.

He enlisted in the Navy on Oct. 5, 1940. Mr. Hindman 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 brothers also served in the military — Paul in the Navy from December 1942 through November 1945 and Ralph in the Army Air Force from April 1945 through November 1945.

Sources: the Anniston (Alabama) Star; the Berman Museum of Anniston; Census; Navy muster roll; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs death file;  U.S. Defense Department; headstone application for military veterans. 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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