S2c Floyd Dee Melton

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S2c Floyd Dee Melton

Birthplace: Pulaski County, Kentucky
Death: December 07, 1941 (18)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (KIA)
Place of Burial: Burnside, Kentucky
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About S2c Floyd Dee Melton


WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton, 18, of Somerset, Kentucky, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 23, 2020.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Helton was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, 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 Helton.

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries.

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S2c Floyd Dee Melton's Timeline

March 27, 1923
Pulaski County, Kentucky
December 7, 1941
Age 18
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Burnside, Kentucky