From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Howard Peeples '20

Date of birth: July 6, 1897

Date of death: October 1, 1922

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

HOWARD PEEPLES, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs.. H. M. Peeples of Shawneetown, was accidentally lost at sea on October 1, according to a message received by his father from the Naval department. The young man was an ensign in the U. S. N. and was on the destroyer Patoka. [ed: USS Patoka (AO 9) was a fleet oiler.]

The message reported that the boy is supposed to have fallen overboard during a trip to Shanghai and his disappearance was not noticed until several hours later. An unsuccessful search was made to recover his body.

The boy was visiting home folks last fall and is well known in this city. He left the states in June on the destroyer Paul Jones for an extended cruise and his last letter stated that he had traveled over 12,000 miles.

Class of 1920

Howard is one of 27 members of the Class of 1920 on Virtual Memorial Hall.