GEORGE M. DENT, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 11, 1925
Date of death: April 24, 1959
Age: 33

Lucky Bag

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From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

George McCormick Dent

Eufaula, Alabama

Upon his arrival at the Academy, Bubber, one hundred and twenty pounds of Rebel, found himself surrounded by Yankees. When his cries of "Get yo' cotton pickin' hands off me!" failed to achieve the desired results, he took up boxing and, during youngster year, proved himself the biggest little man in the Academy by walking off with the regimental boxing championship. A recognized authority on dragging, an ardent sailing enthusiast, and somewhat of a genius with a slipstick, Bubber was never serious about anything very long. His contagious smile, ready wit, and happy-go-lucky attitude were an inspiration to us all.

The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

George was lost when his T2V crashed near Crashed near Townsville, N.C. on April 24, 1959. He is buried in Alabama.

Memorials

Dent Road, onboard NAS Patuxent River, MD, is named for George.

Family

He was married, apparently in June 1950. (The OCR is very confused; can't even determine bride's name.)

Question

George's name in Memorial Hall and the Lucky Bag does not contain "Jr.;" however, his tombstone does. Which is correct?


Class Navigation

Class of 1947
George is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.
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