USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
Michael W. Villa
Michael William Villa was born in 1922 and was the son of Charles Villa and Anna Villa. He enlisted in the Navy on February 27, 1941 at New York, New York and reported for duty on the USS Utah on August 4, 1941. He was killed in action at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. Elmer remains on duty on the USS Utah and is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael was survived by his parents.