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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 18, 1922
Date of death: May 13, 1946
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Harold James Smith

Baltimore, Maryland

During our three years here we could find "Smitty" any afternoon at the wrestling loft or on the football field. Rewards for the many hours he spent were his numerous letters and numerals, as well as his reputation for being a good sport. Harold took academics in stride, having ups and downs along with his classmates. He did not "star," but he displayed a well-rounded practical knowledge in all his subjects. Harold goes into the fleet with a practical mind, a good professional knowledge, and an athletic background to fit him for war service. We are sure that he will be a valuable addition.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Harold's life or loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; his headstone is engraved with a Naval Aviator's wings.

Class Navigation

Class of 1944
Harold is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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