JAMES H. EVERSOLE, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||1919|
|Date of death:||August 24, 1942|
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
JAMES HEDGES EVERSOLE
Entering the academy the year of his brother's graduation, Jim left a promising medical career for the life of a sailor. Even though he did hail from Ohio, it didn't take long to get that tang of the sea air about him. Academics never bothered Salty, with the exception of several recurring tangles with the Math department. His ability to mix track, extra-duty, and basketball with his major sport of gymnastics made him an athlete as well as a math savior, for there are several gold letters on his bathrobe which prove his ability as a gymnast.
He was a member of the gymnastics team.
The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
James was lost on August 24, 1942 when USS Enterprise (CV 6) was struck by three bombs from Japanese aircraft at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. His parents were listed as next of kin. He is buried — or has a memorial marker? — in Ohio.
He is not related to John Eversole '38.
|Class of 1943|
|James is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.|
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