USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

​​​Charles N. Gregoire

Seaman 2/c

Charles Norman Gregoire was born on May 9, 1923 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Navy on February 14, 1941 and reported for duty to the USS Utah on July 29, 1941. He was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and remains on duty with his shipmates aboard the Utah. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Charles was survived by his mother Clara Gregoire. There was a VFW in Indian Orchard named in his honor.