From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Andrew Zulli, Jr. '54

Date of birth: May 25, 1931

Date of death: September 20, 1956

Age: 25

Naval Academy Register

Andrew William Zulli, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from Clifton Park, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1950 at age 19 years 2 months. He was previously a member of the Naval Reserve.

Lucky Bag

Andrew is not included in the 1954 Lucky Bag.


From the 1954 "Daytonian" yearbook.

Andrew was lost on September 20, 1956 when his "jeep collided with a truck convoy" in Germany.

From Delaware County Daily Times on September 26, 1956:

After graduating from Clifton Heights, Zulli prepped at Bullis for six months, and in September, 1950, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy where he stayed six months before transferring to University of Dayton in Ohio where he played three years of varsity football. Following his graduation in 1954 from Dayton, where he was a member of the ROTC, Zulli entered the Army and took his basic infantry training course at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to duty in Germany in May, 1955, and was a platoon leader in the 43rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division at the time. Later he rose up the ranks to become 1st Lt. He is survived by bis parents, and a sister, Kathy.

Memorial Award

The "Lt. Andrew W. Zulli Jr. Memorial Trophy" was awarded at the University of Dayton in December 1956; he was described as a "former football great." The award was still being conferred in 1973.

Class of 1954

Andrew is one of 37 members of the Class of 1954 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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