JOSEPH S. GRIFFIN, LTJG, USN
Joseph Griffin '43
Date of birth: June 13, 1920
Date of death: July 6, 1943
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
From Detroit Free Press on August 5, 1943:
An honor graduate of Holy Redeemer High School, Griffin attended St. Anne's School and the University of Detroit Engineering School prior to his appointment to Annapolis in 1939. After graduating from Annapolis with distinction, he was commissioned lieutenant (j.g.) on May 1, 1943, and immediately assigned to duty aboard the Helena. He participated in all major engagements in the Solomons aboard the Helena and wore a campaign bar with three gold stars.
He was survived by his parents.