HERMAN L. DRISKELL, 2LT, USA
Herman Driskell '50
Date of birth: November 24, 1926
Date of death: July 6, 1950
Herman Lamar Driskell, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from Louisiana on July 10, 1946 at age 19 years 8 months. He left sometime after October 1947 and before September 1948; the 1948 edition of the US Naval Academy Register isn't scanned or available, so unable to determine details.
Herman is listed with "Those We Left Behind" in the 1950 Lucky Bag.
His battalion, the 1st Battalion of the 24th Infantry Regiment, was nearly destroyed in the battle; it suffered a loss of nearly two thirds of its manpower and most of its heavy equipment.
Herman is buried in Louisiana.
Memorial Hall Error
Herman is listed as a "Jr." on his headstone and in the Lucky Bag, but not in Memorial Hall.