JULIAN H. LEGGETT, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Julian Leggett '28

Date of birth: December 5, 1905

Date of death: March 21, 1941

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1928 Lucky Bag:

Loss

The Register of Alumni gives only "3/21/1941, northwest side of Oahu island." From the May 1941 issue of SHIPMATE: "Disappeared while swimming (drowned). Northwest Side Island, Oahu, T. H." An article in the newspaper Nippu Jiji the following day had the same information plus that he was a member of USS West Virginia (BB 48)'s wardroom. The article makes clear Julian was swimming from the beach.

In the 1940 Navy Directory he is listed aboard USS New Mexico (BB 40); the April 1941 issue lists him as having died on the date above.

Memorial Hall Error

Julian's loss was tragic, but not operational.


Class of 1928

Julian is one of 17 members of the Class of 1928 in Memorial Hall.