From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Oates '45

Date of birth: 1923

Date of death: December 24, 1945

Age: ~22

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Henry's life or loss. He is buried in Louisiana. Date of death from Register of Alumni.

His gravestone indicates he served aboard USS St. Louis (CL 49). There's no reported action in 1945 where that ship sustained casualties; he also does not appear on the Bureau of Naval Personnel list of WWII casualties.

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Robert Brightman '45 and James Reid '45 were also in 6th Company.

Class of 1945

Henry is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.