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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 7, 1924
Date of death: November 17, 1961
Age: 37

Lucky Bag

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From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

John "S" McNulty, Jr.

Arlington, Virginia

A cosmopolitan Marine junior, Mac fought his way to the ranks of the Severn knowing that was the best way to strike for the little golden bars. Carstairs never lost that fighting spirit, he was always in there pitching lor the best sack, best drag, and biggest week-end. Academics came easily, and Mac found the greatest enjoyment in playing the fixer, his mechanical genius covering everything from the door knob to a complicated radio. His complacency and smile won him a place as "our boy," and his slogan, "There is time for, and moderation in, everything," will enable him to keep any situation well in hand.

The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


John was lost when his F4H Phantom crashed onto a narrow spit of land on Hooper's Island in the Chesapeake Bay on November 17, 1961.

He was survived by his wife Gloria; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: John S. McNulty, Jr. (MCSN: 0-48901), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in action against enemy forces in Korea.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)
Action Date: Korean War
Service: Marine Corps

Class Navigation

Class of 1947
John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.
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