In the above audio clip, Dorwin Lamkin, a United States Navy corpsman on the USS Nevada describes abandoning the ship as it was taking on water and its subsequent grounding.

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Dorwin F. Lamkin was born in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 1922. He served in the Navy from 1940 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater as a Navy medical corpsman during World War II. Assigned to the USS Nevada, Lamkin was transferred to the hospital corps prior to the ship’s spring 1941 arrival at Pearl Harbor. After the war he attended and graduated from Kansas University. Lamkin lived in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, at the time of this interview.

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