USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
Gerald V. Strinze
Gerald Victor Strinze resided in Alhambra, California before enlisting in the US Navy on November 1, 1940. He reported for duty to the USS Utah on September 12, 1941 was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Gerald 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. Gerald was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Strinze and a sister, all from Alhambra, California.