Lenvil L. Watkins Papers,1941-1971

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Lenvil L. Watkins Papers,1941-1971
Watkins, Lenvil L., d. 1941
13 items
Johnson, Keen, 1896-
Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
Arizona (Ship)
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The Filson Historical Society

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Sailor from Louisville killed on the U.S.S. Arizona on 7 December 1941. Personal letters on U.S.S. Arizona stationery to his parents prior to his death during the raid on Pearl Harbor. Certificates from the government including one for his Purple Heart signed by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, and an appointment as a Kentucky Colonel signed by governor Keen Johnson. Newspaper clippings about Pearl Harbor and the subsequent U.S.S. Arizona memorial are included. Card file in repository