- Category: USS Arizona Casualty List
- Created: Monday, 21 February 2000 00:00
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:45
Purdy Renaker Bedford
Fireman First Class
P. R. BEDFORD
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: 279 53 07
- Rate: F1/c (Fireman First Class)
- Duties: Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
- Enlisted: 1 November 1937
- Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Onboard USS Arizona: 12 March 1938
- Date of Birth: 23 October 1919
- Place of Birth: Harrison County, Kentucky
- Hometown / State December 1941: Cynthiana, Kentucky
- Next of Kin: Mr. Henry Clay Bedford - Father
- Address: Rural Route 5, Cynthiana, Kentucky
- 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
Photo courtesy of Lorraine Marks-Haislip, Past Historian, USS Arizona Reunion Association
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
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