ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


Kathleen Lowe daughter of Paul and Mary Pike


Thank you my dear with out your help supplying the information and images I would not have been able to create this Memorial.


Paul was a wonderful friend and shipmate. I am very happy that Kathleen got 1n touch with me so that we can give him the proper honors that he so richly deserved. This completion date of the Memorial happens to be my 60th enlistment anniversary into the US Navy.

Paul D. Henriott, CWO, USA, Retired, Web Master of the USS Oakland website



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A MEMORIAL TO
MARTIN PAUL PIKE PhMC, Warrant Officer
US Navy, PLANK OWNER OF USS OAKLAND
July 24, 1919 + Dec.4, 1998


Paul was born July 24, 1919 in Hannibal Missouri. He grew up in St. Louis. He joined the Navy July, 1938, hoping to use his service as a steppingstone to a medical career. He was trained atthe Naval Hospital Corp School in San Diego as a medical corpman and served in Brooklyn at the Naval Hospital, Guantanimo Bay, Cuba, Northampton, Mass., aboard the USS Oakland as a member of the original crew and in Corpus Chirsti Texas. He received his commission as a Warrant Officer on Nov. 15, 1944 and was separated from the Navy June 7, 1946. At the end of the war they returned to Southern California (my Mother was born and raised in Los Angeles). Dad started working for the Upjohn Company in 1948 and retired from there in 1977. He died Dec.4, 1998. She is alive and well, living in California.


Warrant Officer Paul Pike and Mary,
wife to be. Taken April, 1945



50 years later



Mary and Paul
50th wedding anniversary
March 31, 1995



He is survived by his lovely widow
Mary Ellen Pike
Love you darling



USS OAKLAND CL-95
participated in following operations

Gilbert Islands
MarshallIslands
Bismarck Archipelago
Asiatic-Pacific Raids 1944
Western New Guinea

Marianas
Western Caroline Islands
Leyte
Okinawa Gunto
Third Fleet operations against Japan



Their five wonderful children and their spouses.




Thom Pike




Kathleen (Pike) Lowe
and husband Howard




Tim Pike
and wife Penny




Terry Pike
and wife Pam




Virginia (Pike) Kaufman
and husband Marcus




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Requiescat in pace!

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May they rest in peace!



His loving grandchildren


Bryan Daniels

Heather Daniels

Scott Daniels

Brian Kaufman

Nate Kaufman

Bill Lowe

Martin Lowe

Sarah Lowe

Brian Pike

Megan Pike



His loving great grandchildren

Matthew Daniels
Samantha Daniels



FROM THE OFFICERS AND CREW
OF THE USS OAKLAND CL-95




SO PROUDLY WE SERVED



USS OAKLAND (CL95)
Service Medals and
Service Ribbons in lieu of medals












Combat Action
Ribbon
China Service
Medal
America Campaign
Service Medal
Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Medal


World War II
Victory Medal
Navy Occupation
Asia Medal
World War II
Victory Medal











Presidential Unit
Citation Philippines



USS OAKLAND CL-95
participated in following operations

Gilbert Islands
MarshallIslands
Bismarck Archipelago
Asiatic-Pacific Raids 1944
Western New Guinea

Marianas
Western Caroline Islands
Leyte
Okinawa Gunto
Third Fleet operations against Japan











This Web Page was created by and
is maintained by Paul D.Henriott
Last updated 6 December 2012