Friday, March 1, 2019

USS Oklahoma's Unknowns: Robert Holmes, George Gibson and Eugene Wicker


Crew Members Identified this past year.

ROBERT HOLMES   USMC

A survivor of the Oklahoma said:  "I saw Bob standing there with his handgun, shooting at the planes coming over."  His funeral will be in August at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

GEORGE HARVEY GIBSON

Age 20, Electrician' Mate 3rd Class.  Kansas native. Buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in California July 21, 2018

EUGENE W. WICKER

Seaman 1st Class.  Buried August 4, 2018, in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.  His remains were identified January 10, 2018.  Born in Coweta, Oklahoma, and graduated from Coweta High School.  Died at age 20  "On duty in the radio room and alerted the crew to report to their battle stations."

So Glad the Government Is Doing This.  --GreGen



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