From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Elton Stirling '42

Date of birth: February 21, 1919

Date of death: October 25, 1944

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Elton was lost when USS Johnston (DD 557) was sunk on October 25, 1944 during the Battle off Samar, a part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Elton was Executive Officer of the ship, which earned a Presidential Unit Citation for the action.

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1942

Elton is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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