S1c John Monroe Dority

John Monroe Dority was born Oct. 14, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Milton Henry Dority, a contractor, and Loretta Payne Dority, a homemaker.

His parents divorced, and by the time of the 1930 Census, John Monroe was living with his father in East Ely, Nevada near Utah.

He enlisted in the Navy on July 26, 1940, and 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.

Sources: The Park Record of Park City, Utah; Census; U.S. Defense Department; Navy muster roll; Utah marriage license. 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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