JOHN W. BOOKER, LTJG, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||September 26, 1918|
|Date of death:||September 9, 1943|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
JOHN WINSTON BOOKER
Brown eyed "Reveille" from down Gulf of Mexico way—just Book. Give him a fish hook and a puddle to wet it in, then a dyed-in-the-wool sandblower is perfectly contented. Taking life with a grin, he rides the crests like an old salt. Modest restraint, a liberal philosophy, and a hard worker—that's Johnny. Stringing along in his spare moments with those long, black cigars. A rich future, Book!
Cross Country 4, Manager; P. P.O.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
John was lost when USS Grayling (SS 209) was sunk sometime between September 9-12, 1943.
|Class of 1942|
|John is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.|
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