From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edmundo Gandia '38

Date of birth: August 5, 1914

Date of death: March 2, 1942

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:


Edmundo was lost when USS Pillsbury (DD 227) was sunk by a superior Japanese surface force in a night action on March 2, 1942, 200 miles east of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


On April 18, 2013:

In a brief ceremony, members of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard Honor Guard, raised the American flag at the steps of the Capitol building in San Juan to honor U.S. Navy World War II Lt. j.g. Edmundo Gandia. Gandia became missing in action after the sinking of the USS Pillsbury March 2, 1942, south of the Pacific island of Java.

Class of 1938

Edmundo is one of 71 members of the Class of 1938 on Virtual Memorial Hall.