Harold Bernard Cybulski was a proud Californian. Born in Alameda County on Jan. 10, 1921, he was a bugler in the drum and bugle corps of the Santa Monica chapter of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the state’s history.
He was also first chief ruler of the Junior Odd Fellows fraternal organization in West Los Angeles.
Mr. Cybulski enlisted in the Navy on June 15, 1939 — soon after his graduation from University High in West Los Angeles. He 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.
He was the son of John Cybulski and Josephine Buczynsk Cylbulski.
Sources: The Santa Monica Evening Outlook; the Los Angeles Times; California birth index; Navy muster roll; 1937 University High School yearbook photo. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.