USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

George R. Smith

Mess Attendant First Class

George Randolph Smith was born on March 1, 2020 and enlisted in the Navy on December 15, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia. He was assigned to the USS Utah when he was killed in action on December 7, 1940 during the Pearl Harbor attack. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and remains on duty with his shipmates on the USS Utah. George is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was survived by his Grandmother, Mrs. Delia Ann Smith of Margarettsville, North Carolina.