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Alfred Eugene Livingston

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

PFc Alfred Livingston
Alfred Eugene Livingston, 23, of Worthington passed away Dec. 7 1941 while serving aboard the USS Oklahoma on at Pearl Harbor.

Born Greene County Worthington, IN on August 30, 1918.

His remains were positively identified in April of 2007 by the Central Identification Laboratory at Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii.

Mother: Lenora Livingston Price

Was raised from a small child by grandparents Henry and Alvira Livingston

At the time of death, he left behind his mother Lenora Price; grandmother Alvira Livingston; sisters Ruth Price Resler, Louise Price Hobbs; and brothers, Raymond Livingston and Harold Price.

His only surviving sibling is a sister, Louise Hobbs of Indiana; and

several nieces and nephews in Indiana.

Joined U.S. Navy on Jan 14, 1941 in Indianapolis. He attempted to join the the Army day before, but was told vacancies were filled.

He arrived in Hawaii Saturday Sept. 11, 1941.

Article from Worthington Times Dec. 25, 1941

"And then before Christmas that year, in '41, Worthington got the word that Alfred Livingston had been killed in Pearl Harbor. He was on the Oklahoma. The times issue dated on Christmas Day, December 25 carried the sobering news to the people of Worthington and the reality of war hit home."

In another article from the Worthington Times Date Unknown:

"Holding the second wreath, Rev Roll said:

Among the Great

"His name was Alfred Eugene Livingston. He was Indiana's son, a citizen of Worthington. There was laughter in his make-up; manhood in his face. His, the American spirit and the courage of our race."

"On that grim day last December he was merely a fireman third class. But today up there, I fancy, he is numbered with the great."

"We can, we will, we must remember Alfred Livingston, him who died for all of us."

The family would like to commend Ray Emory of Honolulu, Hawaii for his efforts in making the connection between the individual buried as an unknown and F3c Alfred E. Livingston. Also Paul Goodyear, Phoenix, Arizona of the Pearl Harbor Survivors association for the USS Oklahoma for all of his support and assistance. The final identification would not have been made had it not been through the efforts of these men.

Full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on July 21 at the Worthington Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled through Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington.