From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Weller '23

Date of birth: July 8, 1901

Date of death: December 17, 1927

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:


Donald was lost on December 17, 1927 when USS S-4 (SS 109) sank immediately following a collision with USCG Paulding (CG 17) near Cape Code, Massachusetts.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and parents.


Donald earlier served aboard USS Idaho (BB 42) and USS Chewink (AM 39); he then attended submarine school in 1925-1926.

Memorial Hall Error

Donald is listed in Memorial Hall without his middle initial, P (Parsons). It is not included in the Lucky Bag, but it is present on his headstone.

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William Callaway '11, Roy Jones '16, Joseph McGinley '21, and Graham Fitch '23 were also lost when S-4 sank.

Class of 1923

Donald is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 on Virtual Memorial Hall.