JAMES L. KEMPER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Kemper '32

Date of birth: April 16, 1909

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Loss

James was lost when USS Monssen (DD 436) was sunk on November 13, 1942 at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He was also survived by a son. (Note James appears to have been "III," though unable to find contemporary record of this. His son was IV, and his grandson was V. He was grandson of this Confederate Major General and later governor of Virginia.)


Class of 1932

James is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.