ALVIN F. SBISA, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Alvin Sbisa '38

Date of birth: October 21, 1916

Date of death: March 5, 1943

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Alvin lost when USS Grampus (SS 207) was sunk, likely on March 5, 1943, probably by Japanese destroyers.

Unable to find the citation for the Bronze Star Medal he was awarded. He was Executive Officer and Navigator.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Note

Alvin is listed out of order of chronological loss from his classmates; seems likely that someone mistakenly mistook his actual loss date (March 1943) for his missing/declared-dead date, which is most often one year and a day from the loss date.


Class of 1938

Alvin is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.