USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

Kenneth L. Lynch

Seaman 2/c

Kenneth Lee Lynch was born in 1920, son of Kenneth G. Lynch and Josie E. Lynch. Kenneth enlisted in the Navy on December 12, 1940 at Dallas, Texas and reported for duty to the USS Utah on July 7, 1941. Lynch was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the 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.