USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

Elmer A. Parker

Chief Storekeeper

Elmer Anthony Parker was a 20 year Navy man when 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. Elmer is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Ellen Parker, of Long Beach, California.