JOSEPH S. GRIFFIN, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Griffin '43

Date of birth: June 13, 1920

Date of death: July 6, 1943

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Joseph was lost when USS Helena (CL 50) was sunk on July 6, 1943 by multiple torpedoes in the Battle of Kula Gulf.

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Class of 1943

Joseph is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.