HICKOK, Warren Paul

By: Bruce Danforth

(Killed on USS Pennsylvania)

Hickok was assigned to the light mine layer USS Sicard.

According to defense officials, many Sicard crewmembers had been dispatched at the time to help the crew of USS Cummings, a destroyer docked nearby. The Cummings got under way and cleared Pearl Harbor after the attack and reported no injuries.

Instead of USS Cummings, Hickok was on USS Pennsylvania, where he was killed. He was not listed as killed on Pennsylvania though.

After the attack, many unidentified dead were buried in Nuuanu Cemetery. the Army Graves Registration Service disinterred the remains and attempted to identify them.

Hickok was not identified and was moved to Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

It was not until 2005 that Hickok’s┬áremains were identified with the help of Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ray Emory.

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