SM3c James Jumior Herring,
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SM3c James Jumior Herring
His aunt and uncle threw a going-away party with both a Valentine’s theme and a miniature ship as the centerpiece of the dinner table. HIs parents also hosted a naval-themed party for a dozen guests before he left for Great Lakes Naval Training Station north of Chicago.
Mr. Herring was a signalman and petty officer third class when he died on the U.S.S. Arizona in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
His father, James H., worked at the University of Iowa, first as a laborer and later as a truck driver. His mother, Ruth Rees Herring, was a homemaker. The son attended City High School and the Methodist church.
A memorial service was conducted at the church in January 1942.