From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Fodale '42

Date of birth: September 4, 1918

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Charles was lost when USS Juneau (CL 52) was sunk by a Japanese submarine on November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

The Latrobe Bulletin on January 14, 1943 reported that, while Charles had never been to Latrobe, he was supposed to have been in April 1942 to serve as best man in another officer's wedding. The story reported he was survived by his parents, who lived in Boston.

Class of 1942

Charles is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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