James Milton Robertson
Killed 7 Dec 1941 aboard USS Arizona BB-39 during surprise attack by naval forces of Japan.
Father: Mr. Rufus K. Robertson, Rt 2, Morristown, TN

The James Milton Robertson VFW Post 5266 in Morristown, TN is named in his honor.

According to T.J. Cooper, the author of The Men of the USS Arizona BB-39, Machinists Mate 1st Class James Milton Robertson was awarded the following medals
Posthumously
American Defense Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Purple Heart Medal

A memorial marker is located at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church in Morristown, TN, and every year on Memorial Day the VFW Post 5266 Honor Guard places a wreath and honors his memory with a 21 gun salute and taps.
-Submitted by Doyle W. Smith

  • Rank: Machinists Mate First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1918
  • Date of death: 7 December 1941
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Arizona (BB-39)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Pearl Harbor
  • Awards: American Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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