CHARLES E. MCBRIDE, 2LT, USMC

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: June 6, 1945
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1945 McBride LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Charles Evan McBride

Akron, Ohio

Whenever a Plebe says that he is from Ohio we always make it a point to send him around to see Mac. Yes, Mac has lived in Akron, Ohio, all his life and spent two years at Akron University before entering the Naval Academy. A believer in physical fitness, Mac has taken an active part in many of the sports offered at the Academy including crew, tennis, swimming, and handball. Many of the fellows have accused him of getting up early in the morning, and we cannot deny that, but believe it or not it has been only for a pre-reveille swim. Mac's indifference toward the fair sex has broken many hearts but his winning smile and personality will never be forgotten.

Varsity Crew 4, 3, 45; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 1

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Naval-History.net:

MCBRIDE, Charles Evan, 2d Lieutenant, USMC. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. James R. McBride, 528 Sunset View Dr., Akron, Ohio (na) + MCBRIDE, Charles Evan, 38726, CoB, 1stBn, 4thMar, 6thMarDiv, FMF, June 6, 1945, killed in action (mc)

Unable to find any specific details of Charles' service or loss, but the 6th Marine Division was heavily involved in the Battle of Okinawa at the time.

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Donald Hall '45, John Beahan '45, John Lusby '45, and Joseph Bolger, Jr. '45 were also in 14th Company.


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Class of 1945
Charles is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.
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