ERIC R. YOUNG, ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1916
Date of death: December 7, 1941
Age: ~25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

ERIC REED YOUNG

Reno, Nevada

An unfailing sense of humor coupled with an above-the-average mentality have enabled Eric to remain himself in spite of a rigorous academic training. At heart he is still a lad of the "Wild West." He can be recognized from afar (you'll hear him before you see him) by his characteristic laugh, which more than once has sent whole theaters into hysterics. Never too busy to refuse help to anyone, Sandy has pulled many a plebe through the intricacies of steam and math. Though he has had a hand in lacrosse and football, crew is his sport. Who knows, you might have to row a battleship home someday, eh, Eric?

Loss

Eric was lost in USS Arizona (BB 39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

His father was listed as next of kin.


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Class of 1940
Eric is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.
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