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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: August 9, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1942 Butsko LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:



Genial fellow, Johnny. He came down from the Hudson Valley shy and retiring but with an engaging smile. The rigors of Academy life haven't erased that smile although they have cured his shyness. His facility with shorthand is a constant source of amazement to all his friends and his flair for business matters in general have made him invaluable in guiding the financial destinies of the Log.

Cross Country 4, 3, 2, c42c; Battalion Wrestling; Golf Assistant Manager 3; Log 4, 3, 2, Business Manager 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1; C.P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


Alexander was lost when USS Vincennes (CA 44) was sunk early in the morning of August 9, 1942 by Japanese surface forces at the Battle of Savo Island.

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Class of 1942
Alexander is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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