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James Richard Ward
Birth: Sep. 10, 1921
Springfield
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when he earned the CMOH. His citation reads: For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. When it was seen that the USS Oklahoma was going to capsize and the order was given to abandon ship, Ward remained in a turret holding a flashlight so the remainder of the turret crew could see to escape, thereby sacrificing his own life. His body was never recovered. The CMOH was posthumously awarded to his family. His name is also listed on the Wall of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
Burial:
Ferncliff Cemetery *
Springfield
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Plot: IMO-WW II Plot Section Adjacent to flagpole
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Dec 06, 2003
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James Richard Ward
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James Richard Ward
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GOD Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to view too!!! Thank You!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
I stopped by your grave yesterday. Thank you for your service and selfless sacrifice. God bless you, Angel Hero!
- LaDene
 Added: May. 25, 2014
Memorial Day 2014
- Dan
 Added: May. 25, 2014
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