Service Number: 299051
Birth and Early Life:
Woodrow Wilson Finley was born on January 23, 1916, and was raised in Tennessee. He was living in Selmer at the time of his enlistment.
Enlistment and Boot Camp:
Finley joined the Marines on October 10, 1940. He completed boot camp at MCRD San Diego, and was selected for Sea School that December.
After completing Sea School, Private Finley was assigned to the Marine detachment of the USS Arizona. He served aboard the battleship for the entirety of 1941, during which time he was promoted to Private First Class.
Date Of Loss:
PFC Finley was killed on December 7, 1941, when the Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbor.
Next Of Kin:
Parents, Mr & Mrs James Finley
Status Of Remains:
Lost at sea.
Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
USS Arizona Memorial.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Selmer, Tennessee.