JEROME C. STUART, 2LT, USMC
Jerome Stuart '51
Date of birth: September 2, 1929
Date of death: April 24, 1952
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.
Edward Wood '51 was also on the fencing team.