ALEXANDER, Elvis Author - S2/c USN - Arkansas

Elvis Author Alexander S2c
Elvis Author Alexander
Seaman Second Class
Elvis Author Alexander S2c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: Elvis Author Alexander
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 368 64 98
  • Rate: S2/c (Seaman Second Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 21 April 1941
  • Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 13 July 1941
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Birth Name: Elvis A. Alexander
  • Date of Birth: 1 July 1916 (CCC & some military records show 11 July 1916, birth certificate shows 1 July 1916)
  • Place of Birth: Beebe, Arkansas
  • School: Not Known
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Leslie, Arkansas
  • Next of Kin: Mr. Charles Edward Alexander - Father
  • Address: Leslie, Arkansas
  • Parents: Charles Edward Alexander & Lillie Alma Edwards Alexander
  • 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 and Service information from the Vincent J. Vlach, USN Ret., (USS Arizona Survivor & Ship's Historian) and I. B. Nease, USNR Ret., (USS Arizona Historian) Collections [privately held collections]
Other Information, Documents, and/or Photos provided by N. A. Nease [privately held collection]
Report of Changes: National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, United States; Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 01/01/1939 - 01/01/1949; Record Group: 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007; Series ARC ID: 594996; Series MLR Number: A1 135
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than non-profit educational use, without prior written permission of the author.