Paul Edd Saylor
Father: Mr. Samuel Brown Saylor, Rt 5, Johnson City, TN

Fireman 1c Paul Saylor was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma BB-37.
Birth: Feb. 20, 1920, Bluff City, Sullivan County,  Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941,  Pearl Harbor,  Honolulu,  Hawaii, USA

Fireman First Class Paul Edd Saylor was on board the USS Oklahoma BB-37 when she was struck by Japanese aircraft on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. His remains were recovered, but not accounted for until Nov. 24, 2020.

A rosette has been placed before his name on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, indicating he has been accounted for and is no longer missing. He will be returning home to North East Tennessee on Aug. 20, 2021.

A Johnson City World War II veteran who was killed in the Pearl Harbor attack is coming home to be buried this week.

Fireman 1st Class Paul Edd Saylor died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor at 21 years of age. He will be buried August 20. Saylor was accounted for late last year.

Saylor has been awarded with numerous honors, including the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star), and World War II Victory Medal.

Yesterday on 8/21/2021, Paul Edd Saylor was finally laid to rest at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton, TN.
  • Rank: Fireman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 February 1920
  • Date of death: 7 December 1941
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Pearl Harbor
  • Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star), and World War II Victory Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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