JOHN H. ARMSTRONG, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Armstrong, Jr. '30

Date of birth: October 6, 1907

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was lost on August 9, 1942, when USS Jarvis (DD 393) was sunk by Japanese aircraft near Guadalcanal. He was the ship's executive officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by "their young son".


Class of 1930

John is one of 41 members of the Class of 1930 in Memorial Hall.