Ralph Hollis

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Ralph Hollis
Nickname(s) Ralphy
Born September 10, 1906
Crawfordville, Georgia
Died December 7, 1941(1941-12-07) (aged 35)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Naval Reserve
Years of service 1923–26, 1934–41
Rank Ensign
Unit USS Arizona (BB-39)
Battles/wars

World War II

Ralph Hollis was born 10 September 1906 in Crawfordville, Georgia, and served in enlisted status 1923–26. He was appointed Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve on 21 November 1934 and was called to active duty in May 1941. Ensign Hollis reported to battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) in September and was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Namesake

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Hollis (DE-794) was named in honor of Ens. Hollis, sponsored by his widow, Mrs. Hermione C. Hollis.

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References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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