Oklahoma Casualties Database

U.S.S. Oklahoma

Aldridge, Henry

Willard Henry Aldridge, born 26 August, 1921, attended Sitka Grade School and some High School at Ashland, Clark Co., Kansas. Willard joined the US Navy on October 1940 and was serving aboard the Battleship "Oklahoma". He was killed on 7 Dec. 1941 as his ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was the first casualty from Clark Co., Kansas to die in W.W. II and so the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Ashland, Clark Co., Kansas was named in his honor‚-"Willard Henry Aldridge Post #7770".

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