- Published: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Written by Administrator
Edward Lee Christiansen
Baker Third Class
E. L. CHRISTIANSEN
- Name: Edward "Sonny" Lee Christiansen
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 342 18 28
- Rate: Bkr3/c (Baker Third Class)
- Duties: Operate ovens. Do any kind of baking.
- Enlisted: 17 January 1940
- Place: Kansas City, Missouri
- Onboard USS Arizona: 26 March 1940
- From: NTS Great Lakes, Illinois
- Date of Birth: 24 June 1921
- Place of Birth: Kansas
- Hometown / State December 1941: Columbus, Kansas
- Next of Kin: Mr. Carl N. Christiansen - Father
- Address: 318 No. Sycamore St., Columbus, Kansas
- Brother: Harlan Carl Christiansen USS Arizona Survivor.
- Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
- Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal
Photo courtesy of Lorraine Marks-Haislip, Past Historian, USS Arizona Reunion Association
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
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