CYRUS S. RADFORD, JR., LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: October 19, 1917
Date of death: April 4, 1946
Age: 28

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

CYRUS SUGG RADFORD, JR.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

To some he is Snuggles, to the wrestling coach he is Irish — everyone knows Cy. Whether you want a fourth at bridge, a game of golf, stock market news, a ketch cleaned, or a radio modernized, he is the man you are looking for. Cy, as a Marine junior making a fighting start, calls Philadelphia home and Admiral Farragut Academy, Alma Mater. A varsity wrestler, he is still fighting. If ever you chance to differ with Cy in an argument, do not risk the dime: he inevitably wins. Being extremely practical, he does not look for a soft spot on which to land, but anticipates any opportunity and always produces.

Loss

Cy was lost on April 4, 1946 in an "Aircraft Operational Bomb Accident Culebra, Puerto Rico."

Note

Cy was son of a former Quartermaster of the Marine Corps. Find A Grave also links to a man allegedly his son… but the son would have been born when Cy was 12. Can't find any record of Cy's wartime record or details of his loss.


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