USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
John R. Crain
John Reeves Crain was born on June 20, 1916 and enlisted in the Navy on June 11, 1940. The Texas native reported for duty to the USS Utah on September 8, 1940. Crane was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during attack on Pearl Harbor. He 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. John was survived by his father, Mr. Jess Edward Crain of Daisetta, Texas.