JAMES A. REID, CDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||August 5, 1922|
|Date of death:||September 2, 1961|
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
James Albert Reid
Never too busy to help a less "savvy" classmate, Jim was the man-of-the-hour when the company ran into a problem it couldn't solve. He went through the Academy like a duststorm going through his native state of Kansas. His never-say-die spirit won him many matches in wrestling, his favorite sport, and solved problems that were insoluble to everyone else. Possessor of one of the best record collections in the Academy, Jim's love for music was exceeded only by his love for his "sack." With his ready smile, his bridge-playing ability, and his pure horse-sense, Jim shouldn't have any trouble in Uncle Sam's Fleet.
Company Basketball 3; Stars 4, 3
The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 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 James' life or loss. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
|Class of 1945|
|James is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.|
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