OBITUARY

MUS2C Francis "Ham" E. Dick

February 5, 1921December 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 crewmember 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 interred 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.

Deceased family members include his brother: John Franklin Dick and his sister: Mary Lou Jones. MUS2C Dick is survived by his youngest sister: Carole Green, 80, of Vancouver, Washington, cousin: Dorothy A. Fulbright of Longview, Washington, and several Grand Nieces and Nephews.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Full Military Honors Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

MUS2C Francis "Ham" E. Dick

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Q Madp

February 17, 2019

I have posted photos of his homecoming and also of his funeral and internment services at my tribute site for our heroes. He will not be forgotten here!!!
https://wwii.ourwarheroes.org/dick.htm

Q Madp

February 15, 2019

Thank You for your service!! Not forgotten here!

Unknown Unknown

February 12, 2019

Of course, I did not know this young man, but may I say how happy I am that you can now have this final good-bye for him at home with his family. God bless.

Jana Dailey

February 12, 2019

Although I did not know you or your family, I sincerely appreciate your service to our country. You are a hero and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Patricia E. Morris

February 12, 2019

Thank you for your service. So glad you are now home with your loved ones. Salute

LaRee Brosseau

February 12, 2019

RIP Frances "Ham" Dick. Relieved that you are now home. Condolences to his family.

Fern (Bays) Donovan

February 12, 2019

On that day Dec 7 1941 I was 13 and heard the awful news We did not have instant coverage like today.. So sorry for the loss of all these U S Service men.Glad they are returning home to their loved ones. RIP God Bless.

Jan Shaw

February 12, 2019

Welcome home, at last. Thank you for your service.

Anne Christie

February 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your service. What a wonderful thing that you could finally be put to rest.

Brenda S.

February 12, 2019

Thank you for your service. Welcome home.

FROM THE FAMILY