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.
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.