USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
Eric T. Kampmeyer
Gunners Mate 3rd Class
Eric Theodore Kampmeyer was born on February 23, 1907 in Meggett, South Carolina to Christopher Kampmeyer and Edith Kampmeyer. He enlisted in the Navy on November 21, 1928. He reported for duty to the USS Utah on April 7, 1941 and was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Eric 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.