JEROME C. STUART, 2LT, USMC
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||September 2, 1929|
|Date of death:||April 24, 1952|
From the 1951 Lucky Bag:
Jerome Carroll Stuart
"She's gotta have class" . . . born in Parris Island . . . must be a Marine . . . "Baldness is a sign of virility, I'm mucho virile, that's all the Dago I know." . . . next to fencing comes tennis and swimming in the summer months ... a varsity fencer . . . just give me a beer, the post, and a nice soft rack . . . "Wanta buy some pajamas?" . . . "Gotta shine these shoes" . . . everybody's friend . . . and always there to help out . . . will try until he gets the answer . . . determined . . . deliberate . . . never gets enough sleep except on weekends when the girl with class isn't around.
He was also captain of the fencing team.
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.
Edward Wood '51 was also on the fencing team.
|Class of 1951|
|Jerome is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.|
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