Items from the service of Fireman Second Class Myron Brophy, who was killed aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mayron Alonzo Brophy III was born on 1 November 1919 in Dorset, Vermont. On 23 January 1940, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Wyoming (BB-32) and USS Brooks (DD-232) between March 1940 and January 1941. He was then assigned to the USS Arizona and sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Brophy had just requested a transfer to Boston, Massachusetts, when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on 7 December 1941. He was below decks when Arizona’s' forward magazines exploded in the opening moments of the attack. Brophy lies entombed with over a thousand of his shipmates in the Arizona at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. Items from the collection include photographs, personal correspondence, souvenir documents, along with medals and certificates awarded to Brophy posthumously.