EUGENE J. HUNTEMER, ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: August 13, 1919
Date of death: November 13, 1942
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1943 Huntemer LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

EUGENE JAMES HUNTEMER

Wayne, Nebraska

A staunch supporter of his home state, Jean will always take time out to tell you "how they do it back in Nebraska." Easy to talk to, and a grand person to live with, he made many close friends, both among those at the academy and the drags he favors on the weekends. An athlete of no mean ability, he played basketball, winning three awards, and helped out the battalion track team. Besides being an athlete, he has, by his efficient way of doing things well, earned the unjust reputation of being somewhat of a cut-throat. Jean is sure to be a success as an officer and we sincerely hope to be his shipmate someday.

He was commander of 3rd Company for the first set and a member of the basketball team.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Eugene was lost when USS Cushing (DD 376) was sunk early on the morning of November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

He has a memory marker in Nebraska.


Class Navigation

Class of 1943
Eugene is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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