HENRY C. GEARING, III, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Gearing, III '35

Date of birth: August 6, 1912

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Henry was lost when USS Juneau (CL 52) was sunk during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942.

He had "joined Juneau as a Lieutenant in 1942."

His grandmother was listed as next of kin, though he was also survived by his father, Captain Henry Gearing, Jr., USN, Class of 1907. He has a memory marker in the Naval Academy cemetery. Henry's grandfather was a Commander and Class of 1872.


Class of 1935

Henry is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.