JAMES T. CRUSE, ENS, USN
James Cruse '07
Date of birth: 1887
Date of death: July 19, 1907
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."
Faulkner Goldthwaite '08 was also lost as a result of this explosion.