SM1c Harvey Howard Horrell,

Unknown Sailor

SM1c Harvey Howard Horrell

Harvey Howard Horrell was born June 6, 1910 in Pender County, North Carolina near Wilmington to Jasper Ann Horrell, a laborer at odd jobs, and Margaret Horne Horrell, a homemaker.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1928 and was a signalman and petty officer first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

There is a cenotaph in his memory at Haw Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery in Kelly, North Carolina.

An older brother, Lloyd, served in the Coast Guard during the war. A younger brother, Jack, served in the Army.


Sources: The Wilmington (North Carolina) Morning Star; the Rocky Mount (North Carolina) Telegram; grave markers; Navy muster roll; Department of Defense. 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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