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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 9, 1923
Date of death: March 17, 1945
Age: 21

Lucky Bag

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From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Conrad Shamel Grove, Jr.

Detroit, Michigan

To his more intimate friends, "Connie" is known as "Lefty" or "Lacrosse-Stick Grove." Always ready for a party, his exceedingly high spirit more than upheld the morale of the 8th Company. He was a member of the Plebe Lacrosse Team, played a fair game of tennis and possessed much innate but dormant athletic ability. The Detroit Tigers are tops with "Lefty," and it breaks his heart when they wind up in the second division. Happy, carefree, and never in want of friends or companions, he will make a successful officer in his chosen profession.

Lacrosse 4, 3, 7

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.


From Find A Grave:

Married to Polly Marjorie Alderman, Ketterlinus High School, St. Augustine, FL, Class of 1943, in Jacksonville, FL on July 7, 1944. Conrad died in Willmington, NC on March 17, 1945.

Unable to find out any details on the nature of his loss.

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Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Arthur Day '45, Robert Billings '45, James Dawley, Jr. '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Alfred Sawyer '45, Richard Hodsdon '45, and John Horn '45 were also in 8th Company.

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