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BARNETT, William Thermon - S2/c USN - Arkansas

William Thermon Barnett S2c

William Thermon Barnett S2c

William Thermon Barnett

Seaman Second Class

William Thermon Barnett S2c

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  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 346 92 39
  • Rate: S2c (Seaman Second Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 28 March 1941
  • Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 13 July 1941
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Date of Birth: 9 January 1922
  • Place of Birth: El Paso, Arkansas
  • Hometown / State December 1941: El Paso, Arkansas
  • Next of Kin: William Albert Barnett - Father
  • Address: El Paso, Arkansas
  • Parents: William Albert Barnett and Irene B Blassingame
  • 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

Note: I have had several questions regarding William Barnett since the revised edition of the book "The Men of the USS Arizona" by T. J. Cooper was first published. In all editions of the book, including the latest "The USS Arizona Men, 75th Anniversary" (2016), the sailor the author shows is William Leroy Barnett F3c who perished on the USS West Virginia, not William Thermon Barnett S2c who perished on the USS Arizona. The photo and information shown in the book is from the family tree of Nancy L Barnett on Ancestry.com (Click Here to View) which clearly states the photo, personal information, and family information is for William Leroy Barnett F3c, USS West Virginia. N. Nease

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