COX Vincent Henry Eberhart,
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COX Vincent Henry Eberhart
Vincent Henry Eberhart was born April 10, 1921, in Blue Earth County in southern Minnesota. His mother, Clara Malzahn Eberhart, was a homemaker, and his father, George Eberhart, a farmer.
The father died in October 1939 and Vincent enlisted in the Navy three months later. He was a coxswain 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 in his memory at Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato, Minnesota. HIs parents are buried there.
His brother Woodrow, older by four years, served in the Marines during World War II.
Sources: the Mankato (Minnesota) Free Press; Census; Navy muster roll; grave markers. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.