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 Milton Reece Surratt

Milton Reece Surratt

Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 21)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Mauldin, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8178061 · View Source
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Milton R. Surratt, 21, of Greenville, South Carolina, have been accounted-for from World War II, were returned to his family for burial with full military honors and will be buried October 6, 2017 in Mauldin, South Carolina.

On Dec. 7, 1941, S1C Surratt was assigned to the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Surratt.
S1C Milton Reece Surratt lost his life on December 7, 1941, aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In the aftermath of the attack, S1C Surratt's body was not identified and he was declared Missing in Action. Through technology and DNA provided by his family, his remains have now been identified and are being returned to his family.

Mr. Surratt was a son of the late Grover Cleveland Surratt and the late Bertha Forrester Surratt. His brothers were James Clyde Surratt, Walter G. Surratt, and Harold Surratt. His sisters were Grace Taylor, Maggie Oakley, and Thelma Daniel. All are now deceased.

The Surratt family resided in the Mauldin, SC community in the early 1900's. The family attended Mauldin Baptist Church which today is known as First Baptist Church Mauldin.

Mr. Surratt is survived by a first cousin, John Daniel Baldwin, a WWII Veteran, his nieces, nephews, and other cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held for Mr. Surratt on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Keely officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM prior to the service.

Interment with full military honors will be in the First Baptist Church Mauldin Cemetery.

See also: Murray Surratt

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Died in service at Pearl Harbor




  • Created by: Robin Farley Dixson
  • Added: 13 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8178061
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Milton Reece Surratt (25 Oct 1920–7 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8178061, citing First Baptist Church of Mauldin Cemetery, Mauldin, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Robin Farley Dixson (contributor 46558224) .