From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Cruse '07

Date of birth: 1887

Date of death: July 19, 1907

Age: ~20

Lucky Bag

From the 1907 Lucky Bag:


James was lost on July 17, 1907, when he died of injuries sustained on the 15th when the aft turret of USS Georgia (Battleship No. 15) exploded during target practice near Cape Cod.

He was survived by his parents and brother; He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

His own unselfish words when aid was offered make his epitaph: "Never mind me, I am all right. Look after those other fellows."

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Class of 1907

James is one of 13 members of the Class of 1907 on Virtual Memorial Hall.