ALAN M. MCANENY, 1LT, USMC
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||1928|
|Date of death:||June 28, 1955|
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
Alan Murdock McAneny
Yonkers, New York
Hamilton College and the U.S. Marine Corps were the Duke's stepping stones to Navy. With his fine sense of humor and knack for practical jokes, Mac took plebe year in stride, as he also took trips around Thompson Stadium on the plebe track team. Many of us will never forget the appearance Vaughn Monroe presented, standing in front of the "mike" after receiving a "wild-man" from the Duke and two of his cohorts. Battles with a smoking slide rule, a broken parallel ruler, and memorizing the terms in the "Treaty of Smoltz" were the Duke's specialities. Large stacks of perfumed letters best described the Duke's success with the fairer sex.
Duke was lost when his FJ-2 Fury fighter crashed on O-Shima Island, Japan on June 28, 1955. He was part of a major search effort to rescue two other Marines who had been drifting in the Pacific Ocean for several days. He is buried in New York.
|Class of 1952|
|Alan is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.|
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