CARLTON F. REES, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: October 5, 1916
Date of death: January 3, 1944
Age: 27

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

CARLTON FUSON REES

Muncie, Indiana

Known to everyone as Tiger, he belies his name; for Tiger is just the antithesis of his striped namesake. Quiet — but not too quiet, serious — but not too serious, he is an embodiment of the attributes sought in a true friend. Although he still yearns for the open fields and cozy farms of Indiana, this yearning has been overpowered by a stronger desire — to become an officer in the United States Navy. Professing only a passing interest in athletics, Tiger forgets his indifference when he climbs into a boxing ring. Man's man that you are, the Naval Service will be proud to number you among its members, Tiger.

Loss

Carlton was lost in the explosion of USS Turner (DD 648) in New York harbor on January 3, 1944.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

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Arthur Alexander '40 and Albert Gross '44 were also lost when USS Turner (DD 648) exploded and sank in New York harbor on January 3, 1944.


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Class of 1940
Carlton is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.
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