From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jerome Stuart '51

Date of birth: September 2, 1929

Date of death: April 24, 1952

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Jerry Stuart graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951. He was a champion fencer (foil), an admired dancer (often compared to Fred Astaire), a beloved son, brother, and friend to his Naval Academy classmates.

Jerry "Jake" Stuart was killed instantly by shrapnel from a land mine while a young Lieutenant on patrol in Korea. A heart-wrenching loss to all who loved him. He was a dedicated Marine like his father, Lieutenant General James A. Stuart of the Bougainville Campaign of WWII.

He was the Uncle that I never knew, but proudly carry his name. Jerome C. Stuart II

He is buried in the Naval Academy cemetery.


He graduated with his brother, Thomas, who also fenced, also served in the Marines, and was wounded in Korea two weeks earlier.

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Edward Wood '51 was also on the fencing team.

Morris Reisinger '51, Earl Valentine, Jr. '51, James Laramore '51, and William Phillips '51 were also graduates of the "9th Special Basic Class" who trained at Quantico from July to December 1951.

Class of 1951

Jerome is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.