OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The man believed to be the last Kansas City-area resident to survive the attack at Pearl Harbor has died.
Born in Wisconsin, Lamkin joined the Navy in 1940. He was a corpsman on the battleship Nevada when the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.
Lamkin later served at several battles while on the heavy cruiser San Francisco in 1943 and 1944. He was awarded several medals and citations.
He was the longtime president of a chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and helped lead the drive to create the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park in Mission, Kansas.