Shelby exhibit honors Miss. sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
By Charles Herrington| December 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 1:39 AM
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - An exhibit honoring a Mississippi sailor who was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is now on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.
The exhibit tells the story of Seaman First Class Robert Moody of Utica, who died aboard the U.S S. Arizona when it was sunk during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
The display includes photos, personal letters and other items.
Moody was one of 11 Mississippians killed on the U.S.S. Arizona.
"He joined the Navy in February of 1941, so he was only in a few months before the attack, and he was assiged to the Arizona and that's where we found him at the site of the attack on that fateful day," said Chad Daniels, museum director.
On Saturday, many members of Moody's family will gather at Camp Shelby for an official dedication of the exhibit.