Oklahoma Casualties Database

U.S.S. Oklahoma

Alexander, Hugh

I have the following from a letter to my late mother: "The injured men told Dr. Hubbard they were trapped in a room on the ship and it was your husband who turned to the Chaplain and said, "Well, Chaplain, we have only a few minutes to live, let's get as many men out of here as we can."And they started pushing the smaller men through a porthole." My father was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. I was seven at the time."

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