EM3c Harvey Lee Pike

Unknown Sailor

EM3c Harvey Lee Pike

Harvey Lee Pike was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Georgia. His mother, Lotice Abner Pike, was a homemaker and his father, John Arthur Pike, a farmer. They had eight children.

The family lived at Enon Grove in 1930 in far west-central Georgia near the Alabama border but moved 7 miles southwest not long after to Franklin, a town of about 300..

Harvey Lee enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 28, 1939. Mr. Pike was an electrician’s mate and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

His father was a World War I veteran, serving as an Army private from May 1918 until February 1919. At least two other sons also served in the Navy — Bonnie during the Korean War and Junior during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.


Sources: Census; grave markers; Navy muster roll; application for military headstone; obituary. 

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