Acting SECNAV Names Two Newest Virginia-Class Subs for Greatest-Gen Heroes of Pearl Harbor

December 23, 2019 – The Navy will name its two newest Virginia-class (SSN 774) fast-attack nuclear submarines after the American heroes of the Greatest Generation who perished in the former USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Arizona (BB-39), bringing those hallowed names back into active-duty service after more than three quarters of a century. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B.…

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Navy posthumously awards Silver Star Medal for valor at Pearl Harbor

The Navy recently authorized the posthumous award of a combat medal to a Sailor who was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, officials announced Dec. 4. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Silver Star Medal to Chaplain Lt. j.g. Aloysious H. Schmitt for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving…

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USS Oklahoma Sailor identified, no longer unknown

April 13, 2017 – Military members and civilians gathered to pay respects in a burial ceremony to reinter Navy Seaman 1st Class Murry R. Cargile at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, April 7. Cargile was killed in action, December 7, 1941, while onboard the USS Oklahoma. Until recently, Cargile was buried under a gravestone marked “Unknown.” On the…

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