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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 24, 1920
Date of death: November 15, 1942
Age: 22

Lucky Bag

1942 Currer LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Dave, Navy Davy

Dave starred in neither athletics nor academics, but as a five year man, he should be a cinch for Admiral. One of that amazing group that can smile on Monday mornings, he even shows interest in afternoon steam drills. He started Ins career on a Great Lakes gunboat, and, unless fate is treacherous, he should end it on a flagship.

Quarterdeck 2,1; Boat Club 4,3,2, 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 2,1; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Reception Committee 2, 1; Glee Club 3; 1 Stripe.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


David was lost when USS South Dakota (BB 57) was damaged by Japanese surface gunfire on November 15, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

He has a memory marker in Minnesota.

Class Navigation

Class of 1942
David is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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