From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Sheehan '23

Date of birth: January 23, 1900

Date of death: December 27, 1934

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:


Joseph, left, with his commanding officer (William Ware) on the bridge of USS O-3. February 4, 1930.

From Arlington National Cemetery:

HONOLULU - December 27, 1934 - Lieutenant Joseph Thomas Sheehan, U.S.N., attached to the USS Beaver, was found dead here today with his throat slashed. The police said it apparently was a case of suicide.

A real estate man found the body in a vacant house next door to Lieuenant Sheehan's residence. Mrs. Sheehan identified the body as that of her husband. Naval authorities began an investigation.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery; he was survived by his wife, parents, and five siblings.

Class of 1923

Joseph is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 on Virtual Memorial Hall.