USS UTAH  BB-31 / AG-16

The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor

Leroy H. Jones

Seaman 1/c

Leroy Henry Jones enlisted in the Navy on July 16,1941 in Chicago, Illinois and reported for duty to the USS Utah on May 10, 1940. Leroy 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.