AHERN, Richard James - F1/c USN - California

Richard James Ahern F1c

Richard James Ahern F1c

Richard James Ahern

Fireman First Class

Richard James Ahern F1c

Memorial Wall

  • Name: Richard James Ahern
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 382 12 14
  • Rate: F1/c (Fireman First Class)
  • Duties: Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
  • Enlisted: 10 October 1939
  • Place: Los Angeles, California
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 20 December 1939
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Date of Birth: 2 October 1921
  • Place of Birth: Gurley, Nebraska
  • School: Van Nuys High School
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Van Nuys, California
  • Next of Kin: Mr. James Daniel Ahern - Father
  • Address: 6617 Vesper Avenue, Van Nuys, California
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

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