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Gerald George Lehman, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)

The tribute goes to who would be my second cousin Gerald George Lehman. "Cousin Jerry" served aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Jerry was a Fireman 3rd Class. He along with 428 of his fellow shipmates died on December 7th 1941. Due to the long time it took to right the ship and extract the dead he and may of the sailors were interred as "Unknowns" in the Punch Bowl Cemetery. It was not until 2010 when advanced DNA assessment was used to ID the remains. Due to a relative who saved his letters home he as able to be ID'ed and returned to MI for burial. My dad was in the USCG during WWII he was assigned to lighthouse duty in Maine. So to the "greatest generation" all service persons before and after I salute you.

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