CHARLES P. CONREY, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: December 26, 1943
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1941 Conrey LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

CHARLES PAUL CONREY

Little Rock, Ark.

After leaving high school when track and basketball occupied his leisure hours, Pablo decided the hills of Missouri were rather tame, and looked around for something interesting. He found it—this Navy in which nobody can deny there is seldom a dull moment.

After that rugged year at NAPC, Pablo found plebe year fruit, and spent his afternoons in a shell on the Severn. Youngster math slowed him up a little, but second class year found Charley Paul pulling a good oar in the JV boat. Some people say crew is too much work, but Pablo thinks it's worth it —especially when a trip to LaGuaira on a Grace Liner is thrown in on the side. Girls? After dragging one to the Ring Dance, N Dance, and Poughkeepsie, Pablo is convinced that a certain air line really knows how to pick hostesses.

A slow, easy-going manner with a constant mental alertness to the fundamentals, a ready ability in relating sea stories, and that effervescent love of crew have vividly stamped Pablo in our memories.

Crew 4, 2, N.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Loss

Charles was lost when USS Brownson (DD 518) was sunk by Japanese aircraft on December 26, 1943.

There is video of the attack and sinking of Brownson:

His wife was listed as next of kin.


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Class of 1941
Charles is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
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