Apr. 6—LUBBOCK — Electrician's Mate First Class Harvey Herber, born in Tacoma, WA, who died during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, was recently buried at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery, Lubbock.
Herber served on the USS Oklahoma (BB 37). His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet Clasp), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star), American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Members of the Artificer Branch, Electrician's Mates used electrical tools, repaired electrical equipment and telephone circuits, charged storage batteries, stood watch on the ship's main switchboard, main gyro compass, and in main control room. They maintained and repaired electrical circuits and electrical equipment. In January 1944 the Electrician's Mate rating was moved to the Engine Room Force.
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