F1c Lawrence Moore Gray,

Unknown Sailor

F1c Lawrence Moore Gray

Lawrence Moore Gray was a “serious, quiet, polite young student” at Wheeling High in Wheeling, Missouri about 80 miles northeast of Kansas City, a former teacher, Mabel Inman, recalled.

He graduated in 1939 and enlisted in the Navy the next January. He was a fireman first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Mr. Gray was born June 29, 1921 to Edward Gray, a carpenter, and Bessie Moore Gray, a homemaker.


Sources: The Chillicothe (Missouri) Constitution-Tribune; Census; Navy muster roll; U.S. Defense Department.  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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