- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 01:44
Jay Wesley Young
Seaman First Class
J. W. YOUNG
- Name: Jay Wesley Young
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 368 53 06
- Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
- Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
- Enlisted: 28 October 1940
- Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Onboard USS Arizona: 30 December 1940
- From: NTS San Diego, California
- Date of Birth: 29 October 1912
- Place of Birth: Tropic, Utah
- Hometown / State December 1941: New York Mills, New York
- Next of Kin: John Wilden Young - Father
- Address: 6 Maple Street, New York Mills, New York
- 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
Jay Wesley Young spent his boyhood days near Tropic, Utah, where he was born October 29, 1912. Jay attended the South Junior High school in Salt Lake City and later attended the Griffith Opportunity School in Denver, Colorado to study welding. Following his education, Jay's time was occupied with extensive travel of the Western United States.
During his active service as a member of the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jay was outstanding in Scouting activites, receiving the rating of a "Star Scout." Prior to his enlistment in October, 1940, he was ordained an elder in the L. D. S. Marion Ward, South Summit Stake, Marion, Utah.
He had seven brothers and sisters.
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
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