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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 9, 1922
Date of death: November 10, 1954
Age: 32

Lucky Bag

1944 Scorza LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Edwin Dante Scorza

New York, New York

With a year at Fordham behind him, Ed came to the Academy well equipped to cope with the notorious Academic Departments. Never a radiator squadman, "Zorky" was active in many fields. In athletics, sailing, swimming, and squash held his attention. During the off seasons, one would usually find him presiding over the Italian Club, playing a good game of bridge, or working with the Stage Gang. A confirmed "snake," Ed rarely missed a hop, especially when he was dragging from New York. The attributes of a good nature, a sense of humor, and a willingness to lend a helping hand to others insure him a successful future in the Navy.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any specific information about Edwin's life or loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Jacquelyn, is buried with him.

He was detached from USS Monterey (CVL 26) in August 1944 to report for pilot training. His service number was 283179.

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Class of 1944
Edwin is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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