JOHN P. BOCK, ENS, USN
John Bock '45
Date of birth: September 22, 1921
Date of death: January 9, 1945
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
John was lost with seventeen others on January 9, 1945 while aboard USS Colorado (BB 45), operating in Lingayen Gulf, when the ship was struck by "accidental gunfire" from an unspecified source. Fifty-one other men were wounded in the incident.
John was buried at sea.
John was one of President Jimmy Carter's first classmen when President Carter was a plebe. (Information from March 1977 issue of Shipmate.)