JOHN E. FRENCH, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John French '22

Date of birth: March 6, 1900

Date of death: December 7, 1941

Age: 41

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:


Loss

John was lost on December 7, 1941 when USS Arizona (BB 39) was destroyed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the ship's navigator; he had reported aboard in early November.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by a son, Gordon Leigh Smith, a USMC Lieutenant in 1959.

John is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1922

John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.