CHARLES C. SLATER, ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: November 13, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1943 Slater LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

CHARLES CHESTER SLATER

Northampton, Massachusetts

Introducing Chuck, the fellow you can't help but like, for he always greets you with a smile; and remarkably enough, three years at the Naval Academy hasn't changed that smile a bit. Every spring a sudden surge of ambition sent him scurrying over to the boathouse to stroke it out, but more often, afternoons found his beaming face in the canteen line. Spells of golf and tennis rounded out his list of activities. Academically, Bull and Math were in his pet category of hates, but just take a look at the records and you'll find that Chuck was no bucket.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Charles was lost when USS Barton (DD 599) was sunk on November 13 by torpedoes from the Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Forty-two men survived; 164 perished.


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Charles is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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