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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 18, 1922
Date of death: June 23, 1948
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1945 Sawyer LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Alfred Augustus Sawyer

Port Arthur, Texas

Born in Venezuela, little Gus was taken at an early age to the Lone Star State where he proceeded to attain the traditional height of six feet one. Port Arthur, though reputed to be mostly under water, at least afforded Gus an ever present view of the sea, with the result that he finally joined the crew on the Severn. Gus had a hand in several sports including football and crew, but his favorite was swimming, at which he was no amateur. On the other hand, his natural Texan laziness him an expert at horizontal engineering. Gus hopes to enter the submarine branch of our Navy. Best of luck, and may you surface to a long and prosperous career.

Swimming 4, s45t; Battalion Football 4, 1; Battalion Crew 3; Boat Club 4, 3; Radio Club 3, 1; Reception Committee 4

The "s45t" is not a transcription error; unclear what it indicates.

He was a member of the 2nd Battalion staff (1st set).

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Alfred's life or loss; except that he is listed as being involved in an aircraft accident. He is buried in California and has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Conrad Grove, Jr. '45, Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Arthur Day '45, Robert Billings '45, James Dawley, Jr. '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Richard Hodsdon '45, and John Horn '45 were also in 8th Company.

Class Navigation

Class of 1945
Alfred is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.
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