Robert K. Holmes
1922 ~ 1941
WWII MARINE'S REMAINS FINALLY IDENTIFIED AFTER 77 YEARS
Robert Kimball Holmes was serving in the United States Marine Corps on board the USS Oklahoma when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. He was 19 years of age at the time of the attack and was killed during that attack.
As soon as possible after the attack the bodies and remains of bodies were collected and buried in graves in Hawaii with the marker "Unidentified" at the site of burial. In May 2018 the military authorities informed the family that his remains were positively identified and that arrangements were being made to send him home to family.
Robert was born May 8, 1922 in Wichita Kansas and moved with his family to Salt Lake City as a teenager. As soon as Bob turned 18 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps. At the time of his death he was survived by six siblings and his father Edward D Holmes. His mother Ola C Holmes predeceased him in 1938.
As of May 2018, he is survived by numerous nephews and nieces and an extended family. He was single at the time of his death.
There will be a military service for him on August 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Salt Lake Cemetery, 4th Avenue & N Street, SLC, UT.