USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

Feliciano T. Bugarin

Officer Cook 2nd Class

Feliciano Todias Bugarin was a native of the Philippine Islands and enlisted in the Navy on December 16, 1933. He reported for duty on the USS Utah on November 7, 1941 and was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bugarin was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and remains on duty with his shipmates on the USS Utah. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Bugarin was survived by his wife Mrs. Benita Bugarin.