MUS2C Francis "Ham" E. Dick
FEBRUARY 5, 1921 – DECEMBER 7, 1941
US Navy Musician 2nd Class Francis E. 'Ham' Dick,
killed December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor was accounted for on September 5, 2018.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 East 12th Street, Vancouver WA. Francis Dick’s final resting place will be in Vancouver Barracks Cemetery following chapel services.
He was 20 years of age at the time of his death as a crew-member assigned to the USS Oklahoma. Dick 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. MUS2C Dick was among 394 previously unidentifiable Sailors and Marines whose remains were interned in mass graves at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
MUS2C Dick was the son of Charles Roscoe Dick and Lela G. Dick of Woodland, WA. He was born 5 February 1921 in Maywood, Frontier County, Nebraska. His family moved to Woodland during the Great Depression when Charles Dick was hired by the Woodland Police Department. He was a graduate of Woodland High School where his greatest passion was music.
MUS2C Dick is survived by his youngest sister: Carole Green, 80, of Vancouver Washington and several Grand Nieces and Nephews.
For more information please visit Dignity Memorial
“If you gave him an instrument, he could play it within five minutes,”
– Carole Green, sister
Where to attend
Vancouver Funeral Chapel
110 East 12th Street, Vancouver