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POTTS, Howard Kenton - COX USN - Missouri - Living

Howard Kenton Potts COX

Howard Kenton Potts COX

Howard Kenton Potts

Coxswain

Howard Kenton Potts COX

Ken Potts 2010

  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: Living - Hidden for Privacy
  • Rate: COX (Coxswain)
  • Duties: Work with canvas and handle boats. Know signaling.
  • Enlisted: 4 October 1939
  • Place: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 31 December 1939
  • From: NTS Great Lakes
  • Date of Birth: Living - Hidden for Privacy
  • Place of Birth: Illinois

Ken Potts was loading fruits and vegetables for the crew when the attack happened. He climbed into the ship and helped evacuate all of the wounded sailors. A few weeks later, Potts was given a new assignment with classified information, and the FBI had to check on him. He discharged from the Navy in 1945. Ken Potts and his wife moved to Provo, Utah. In 2011, he went back to Honolulu to commemorate the 70th anniversary.

 

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