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:


Julian drowned on March 21, 1941 while swimming from the beach on the "northwest side of Oahu." (From the May 1941 issue of Shipmate.)

Two army crash boats attempted to rescue him. 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.

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.

Class of 1928

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