SF3c Benjamin Barger

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Benjamin Bargerhuff, Jr.

Death: December 07, 1941 (23-24)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Place of Burial: Rankin Cemetery Bunker Hill Miami County Indiana
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Son of Benjamin Bargerhuff, Sr. and Jennie Bargerhuff
Brother of James Lawrence Bargerhuff

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About SF3c Benjamin Barger


Shipfitter 3C Benjamin Ernest Bargerhuff, 24, of Miami, was the first reported Miami county casualty for World War II and one of two Miami county Navy men killed at Pearl Harbor.

The deceased was a son of Mrs. Jennie Bargerhuff, of Miami. He was a member of the crew of the ill-fated West Virginia at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. A fellow crewman was Richard Fuqua, of Peru, and both were reported missing in action. Memorial services for both were conducted around the World War I memorial monument on the court house lawn shortly after the report was made, but Fuqua, not even injured, was learned to be alive when his mother, Mrs. S. F. Fuqua, received a letter from him. Bargerhuff was not officially declared dead until about a year ago, when his grave was discovered on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

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SF3c Benjamin Barger's Timeline

December 7, 1941
Age 24
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Rankin Cemetery Bunker Hill Miami County Indiana