SC3c Stanley Kula

Unknown Sailor

SC3c Stanley Kula

Stanley Kula was born May 5, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska to Polish immigrants. His father, Joseph, came to the United States about 1909 and his mother, Antonia, in 1914.

The Census conducted in the spring of 1940 said Stanley had completed 8th grade. He attended South High School.  It said his father was a car man for a railroad and two older sisters also worked, one as a laborer and the other as a housekeeper.

Stanley enlisted in the Navy that October and was a ship’s cook and petty officer third 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 for him at St. John’s Cemetery in Bellevue, Nebraska south of Omaha  where his parents are buried.


Sources: the Omaha (Nebraska) World Herald; grave markers; Census; Navy muster roll; 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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