Seaman 2/C George Stembrosky, 20 who entered the Navy in September 1940 was killed in action at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.Killed While serving aboard the U.S.S. Nevada BB-36. George is buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
On December 7, 1941 At 0910 at Hospital Point, Honolulu the crippled USS Nevada was trying to escape the harbor when Japanese planes concentrated their attack on it. Afraid that if the ship sank, it would block the harbor entrance, Admiral Pye ordered it beached five minutes after its skipper, Captain Scanlan, came aboard. The Nevada had three officers and 47 enlisted men killed, and five officers and 104 enlisted wounded. The Nevada was back in service before the end of 1942.