I have found over the years that people anxious to gather information for distant relatives, as well as casualty lists, have a tendency to use unverified or mistranscribed information that eventually gets copied to other lists, sources, and family trees. The misinformation inevitably bleeds over into other internet and printed sources and then, after time, this information becomes "fact". This was especially true for USS Arizona casualties when people were in a haste to find "new" information and try to fill in full names and gather photos for these men in time for the 50th Anniversary. This is unfortunate and it becomes very hard to set the record straight years later.
I have been researching the Arizona for over 30 years and yet there is still so much left that needs to be corrected (especially in modern publications that were rushed out for "75th Anniversary" editions) or is information that is simply unknown and/or unverifiable. These printed publications, that are on so many library shelves, make it extremely hard to "correct the record".
We are humans that make mistakes. Even this website still likely has some of it wrong. I can tell you, without a doubt, there will be new information surface and corrections will need to be made. Use due diligence and do your own research to make sure that what you find on our website, or any other website or printed publication, is correct information. We gladly welcome your input and any additions or corrections you may have,
We take a lot of pride in providing accurate information so it is important that we make these corrections and hope they will also be corrected across the internet and in future printed publications. Thank you! ~N. A. Nease