S1c Robert Lang Mims

Unknown Sailor

S1c Robert Lang Mims

Robert Lang Mims was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Baker County in southwest Georgia. His father, J. R. Mims, was a farmer, and his mother, Beatrice Mims, a homemaker.

The father died the day before Robert’s 10th birthday.

Robert enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 28, 1939. Mr. Mims 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.

There is a cenotaph in his memory at nearby Colquitt City Cemetery. His father is buried there.


Sources: the Galveston (Texas) Daily News; Census; Navy muster roll; Georgia death index; Colquitt City Cemetery. 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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