U.S.S. Nevada D-Day


By: Dr. Linda Miller

Dr. Linda Miller, NSDAR Old Spanish Trail Chapter Commemorative Events Chair, coordinated a 75th Anniversary of DDAY to honor the USS Nevada Veterans who fought at Normandy at Hospital Point Pearl Harbor Hawaii near the site where the USS Nevada was beached in 1941. Hawaii DAR also helped her as they did in December 2016 when Dr. Miller coordinator at 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Tribute trip for 3 USS Nevada Veterans and one US Amy Colonel who fought in the Pacific during WWII.  Les Putman, one of the USS Nevada veterans who fought at Normandy and was recently deceased was honored as well as Lee Koury who recently died and who helped design the 2016 polo shirt for the trip and helped Dr. Miler coordinate that trip. Three USS Nevada Veterans who fought at Normandy and are still alive were also honored. Those were Dick Ramsey, Charles Sehe and Cliff Burks. The Navy under the direction of David Hodge, Community Relations Manager Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickham, coordinated the event with Dr. Miller and provided a chaplain, bugler and boat ride down battleship row after the event.