From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Foster Simonsen '45

Date of birth: August 28, 1922

Date of death: May 29, 1945

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


"Ensign Simonsen and his wife." From USS Shubrick Memorial site.

Foster was one of 25 men killed or missing when a kamikaze struck USS Shubrick (DD 639) on May 29, 1945 while on her way to picket duty off the coast of Okinawa.

He was survived by his wife, Martha V. Simonsen.

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Eugene Captain '45, Milton Turner '45, and Roger Mullins '45 were also in 9th Company.

Class of 1945

Foster is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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